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Aerial View of Campus 

Aerial photographs like this one provide graphic evidence of the changes the Governor Dummer 
Academy campus has undergone through the years. Comparing the circa 1937 photograph 
below to the more recent one on the back cover, it is easy to see the changes, despite the differ- 
ences in angles and the developed foliage. Among the changes visible in these pictures: Parsons 
Schoolhouse (at far left) was rebuilt and enlarged after a 1940 fire destroyed it. The wings 
containing the Perry and Cobb rooms were added in 1941 to the 1936 New Building (left center) to become the 
Phillips Building. The building was further expanded in 1993 with the addition of the James Duncan Phillips 
Library. Perkins Hall (center) received a brick addition in 1941, and moved down Middle Road in 1956 to make 
room for the Frost 
Building at the 
intersection of 
Middle Road and 
Elm Street. Alumni 
Gymnasium was 
added in 1950 at the 
far reaches of 
Byfield Bowl, which 
was renamed Sager 
Bowl in 1994. The 
Frost Rink was built 
in 1960 and covered 
in 1982. Additions 
were made to the 
Mansion House (left 
center) in 1961, 
while the Moseley 
Chapel and the 
Thompson Perform- 
ing Arts Center were 
both constructed 
three years later. In 
1978, Elm Street was 

rerouted behind Parsons, and the French Student Center was added on Middle Road. And in 1985, the old Stone 
Garage (far right center) was converted into the Kaiser Visual Arts Center. 

The next time we see a new aerial photograph of campus, it will include the Pescosolido Library (to the 
right of Perkins in this photograph) and the new Mathematics-Science Center (displacing Mason Cottage and 
Noyes Library in this photograph). Stay tuned. 



SPRING 199 7 




On the Cover 

David DiCicco pauses to exchange 
notes while working on one of the 
Frost Library computers. 

Get Back to Where 
You Once Belonged 

...and Still Do! 

Reunion'97 beckons to classes ending in 2s and 7s. 
And, just in case you can't remember back that far, 
The Archon offers this time capsule of world events to 
put you in the right frame of mind. 

Fading into 

those Tropical Sunsets 

After 30 years at GDA Pierre and Elizabeth Baratelli 
feel that teachers, like old soldiers, tend to just fade 
away. They're planning to do just that in sunny 
Florida. Appreciation 

...Thanks to Ted Eames 

Old Guardsman Arthur Sager remembers that the 
Glee Club and his own highly successful public 
speaking course had their origins in orders from a 
demanding headmaster. Memoir 

Frugal Indulgents: How to 

Cultivate Decadence When Your 
Age and Salary are Under 30 

Jennifer Griffin '87 and Kera Bolonik offer a just- 
published primer for penurious post-grads who are 
struggling to get ahead in urban society. Excerpt 


Class Notes 29 

Headmaster's Message 3 

Letters 2 

Milestones 23 

On Campus 4 

The Archon is printed on recycled paper. 


Just Surfing... 

I was browsing the Internet and 
happened to come across your e-mail 
address. I had heard that GDA has 
its own web page, and I figured I 
could find your address there. I hope 
all is well for you and Mrs. Bragdon 
up in By field. Things in Houston are 
going very well. I'm adjusting to the 
working world, as opposed to school. 
I'm working as a tax consultant for 
Ernst & Young. Sometimes it's really 
strange to look at how fast time has 
gone. And now I'm getting married 
this June 28 th . 

How are things at GDA? I've been 
able to keep up to a degree by 
reading the homepage. (Technology 
is amazing....) 

Giovanni Pacelli '91 
Webster, TX 
Via e-mail 

Directory Assistance 

I just got the Archon and thought 
I'd send you my email address for 
the new directory. It is: I'm very excited 
about all the changes on campus and 
can't wait to see them for myself! 
Maybe I'll be able to pop out this 
summer, depending on how my 
graduate research here at UMass is 
going. I'll also be interested in seeing 
everyone else's email addressed 
when the compilation is complete. 

Kathleen M. (Sulli) Sullivan '84 
Pelham, MA 
Via e-mail 

Web Page Kudos 

Just logged onto the web site and 
discovered the great stuff on our 
Class of '67 web page. I was very 
impressed. Whoever was respon- 
sible for setting up the whole page 
has done a wonderful job. I am 
looking forward to my 30th reunion 
trip back to Byfield in June! 

Best regards, 
Reid Pugh '67 
Charleston, WV 
Via e-mail 

Twice Blessed 

Congratulations to the Bragdons 
on the birth of their grandchild 
[Headmaster's Message,Winter 
1997]. Bob and I are both 80 years 
old and into our 81 st year. We feel 
very blessed to have lived long 
enough to see one grandchild 
graduate from college (Jennifer 
Noon '92) and the other into his 
second year at college (Mike Noon 
'95), thanks to a good foundation at 


Ruth Davidson GP'92, '95 

Ventura, CA 

Success Breeds Success 

Appreciate the [Annual Fund] 
update. Close staff support such as 
you provide endears volunteers to 
you. Congratulations on the $81,000 
increase in alumni giving over a year 
ago. Success breeds success. 

Actually, you've got me 
psych'd up enough so 
let's add an additional 
pledge to the sum I've 
given so far this year. 

Keep up the good 

Dave Powers '52 
Golden, CO 
Via e-mail 

High Praise 

I had hoped to make 
the March 19 meeting 
and get all caught up 
again with you folks, but 
it's just not to be this 
month. My hopes continue. 

Will you pass along to David 
[Bergmann, Archon editor] my very 
real congratulations on the winter 
issue. That is a masterpiece and a 
model. I wish I could have done that 
well in my old working days! 


John English '28 

East Orleans, MA 

Good Grade from Mac 

To have such a splendid turnout 
last night [at the Portland reception] 
was a delight — there were so many 
people whom I have not seen in 
years. I am always impressed by the 
fact that the boys they once were 
continue to shine through their 

It is also stimulating to hear how 
very well the school is doing. On the 
rare occasions when I run into 
people in these parts who have 
relatives at the school, they invari- 
ably report how happy the relative 
is in the school atmosphere. 

It was a great evening. 

We both send our most affection- 
ate greetings. 

Mac and Elizabeth Murphy 
Portland, ME 

Classmates again: Class of 1996 
members — now Dartmouth College 
undergrads — Lauren Carroll and Ray 
Long were photographed this spring at 
Dartmouth by GDA Annual Fund Director 
Betsy Winder on a swing through northern 
New England. 

2 The Archon - Winter 1997 


Published since 1884 


Peter W. Bragdon 


David L. Bergmann '70 


David Oxton 

Assistant Headmaster and 

Acting Director of Development 

Edward C. Young '73 

Associate Director of Development and 

Director of Alumni/ae-Parent Relations 

Michael A. Moonves 

Director of Annual Giving 

Betsy Winder 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97, President 

Shirley S. French P'76, Vice President 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95, Vice President 

Josiah H. Welch '47, P'80'83, Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William L. Alfond '67 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 

Judith Gore P'95'97 

Richard M. Kelleher P'99 

MarvF. MackP'87'91'93 

Bruce M. Male P'90'95 

Joshua L. Miner IV '69, P'96'98 

Dodge D. Morgan '50, P'92 

I a rrie V\. Penner '88 

Linda A. Pescosolido 

Haskell Rhett '54 

George S. Scharfe P'95'00 

C. Thomas Tenney, Jr. '69 

Donald H. Werner 

Alumni Trustees 

Ann (Rooney) McShea '82 

Brian H. Noyes 76 

William F. O'Leary '73 

Ex Officio 

Karen A. Schulte '83 

President, Alumni/ae Council 

Alumni/ae Council 

Karen A. Schulte '83, President 

Peter T. Butler '62, Vice President 

Catherine Burgess '91, Secretary/Treasurer 

R. Jeffrey Bailly '80 

Thomas R. Bell '73 

Deana (Giamette) Boyages '88 

Rebecca B. Callandra '83 

James Deveney '60 

Henry B. Eaton '70 

John P. English '28 

Anthony P. Fusco '85 

Joseph E. MacLeod '56 

Howard J. Navins '31 

Peter F. Richardson '75 

Marc K. Tucker '68 

The Archon is published three times a year (fall, 
winter and spring) by Governor Dummer 
Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. 
Telephone: (508) 465-1763. E-mail: Letters are welcome from 
alumni/ae, parents and friends of the Academy 
and are subject to editing. 


The great 
Finley at 
Harvard once commented 
that there were two strains 
of prep schools in New 
England: one English in its 
heritage, Episcopalian, 
hierarchical, employing a 
prefect system, emphasiz- 
ing service in the form of 
noblesse oblige, usually 
housed in brick buildings; 
the other very American, 
egalitarian, emphasizing an 
elected student leadership, 
emphasizing the creation of 
independence and indi- 
viduality, usually housed in clapboard 

Where does this leave Governor 
Dummer Academy? We were founded by 
an English colonial lieutenant governor, yet 
our graduates served at the core of the 
struggle for independence and the creation 
of the young government; we elect our 
student leaders and we do emphasize 
service, but not in the pattern of noblesse 
oblige; we certainly culture individuality. We 
are housed in a mixture of brick and 
clapboard buildings. 

Each school claims its own unique 
qualities: Governor Dummer can make a 
good case. Many of our unique patterns 
may be taken for granted by the Governor 
Dummer family of today. We are familiar 
with the oft-repeated fact of our being the 
first boarding school in America. But how 
many schools were founded in a home that 
remains a focal point of activity through 
Saturday Night Open Houses, the Senior 
Proctor Pool Room and the many events in 
the Mansion House? 

We take for granted that all students 
must go to a Humanities event — a play, 
ballet or concert off campus — each term in 
order to graduate from Governor Dummer 
Academy. I wonder how unique a require- 
ment this is in American boarding school 
education? I rejoice in the foresight of 
Headmaster Val Wilkie when he brought 
Pierre Baratelli to this campus in the late 
'60s to broaden the horizons of life at 
Governor Dummer. 

A strong Community Service Program 
was in place by the end of the Ragle years: 
The advocacy of Wally Rowe and Kathy 
Guy created an extension of this program to 
a graduation requirement back in the mid- 
1980s. I would presume that Governor 
Dummer was one of the first schools to go 
so far in off -campus community service, 
particularly service which is the equivalent 

of a term of athletics. It is 
consistent with Governor 
Dummer 's tradition of 
service that this program is 

The development of 
Science 2000 and later the 
Square One mastery 
curriculum is familiar 
ground to the Governor 
Dummer family, yet a 
unified approach to 
science and a curriculum 
that makes the student an 
active participant in the 
process of discovery sets 
Governor Dummer on a 
unique path until other 
schools follow. (One outstanding GDA 
master teacher recently commented that the 
mastery curriculum demands superb 
preparation in order that the teacher can 
retire into the background and feature the 
student front and center.) A professor at 
Johns Hopkins three years ago commented 
that the form of American education in 1994 
would be as dead by the year 2010 as the 
present American style of corporation in the 
coming century. Governor Dummer has 
recognized that education can enter new 
forms in answer to the question, "How do 
students learn?" 

It is a hopeful sign that a summer 
institute sponsored by the Wright Founda- 
tion, which funds Science 2000, brings 40 
teachers to our campus each summer from 
all over the world to learn of this new 
approach to the teaching of science. Aca- 
demic Dean Brian Lenane '72 often receives 
visitors from other schools to examine our 
curriculum and the process through which 
it was developed and through which it 
continues to develop. 

One basis of our financial health 
today is the practice of budgeting deprecia- 
tion, established 25 years ago by the Board 
of Trustees. Balanced budgets have accom- 
panied this development. Budgeting 
depreciation is now becoming a common 
practice in education, but in 1972 this was a 
wise departure from the norm. 

Thus, Governor Dummer has taken a 
unique path in its tour through these many 
years, and this is healthy and right for a 
school with a culture of change, always 
pointing towards a vision of a better school 
— a pattern not dissimilar from the launch- 
ing of our school in 1763. 



The Archon - Spring 1997 3 

On Campus 


ichard M. Kelleher P'99, presi- 
dent and chief executive officer of 
Doubletree Hotel Corporation, has been 
elected to the Governor Dummer 
Academy's Board of Trustees. 

Kelleher, formerly of Hingham, MA, 
and currently a resident of Paradise 
Valley, AZ, was elected to GDA's Board 
by a unanimous vote of the Academy's 
23 Trustees, according to Board Presi- 
dent Daniel M. Morgan '67. 

"We are pleased to welcome Rick 
Kelleher to the Governor Dummer 
Academy Board of Trustees," said 
Morgan. "His leadership of Doubletree 
has demonstrated his keen vision and 
leadership - qualities that we value 
highly. I am certain that Governor 
Dummer will benefit tremendously from 
his many contributions on the Board." 

A graduate of the University of 
Massachusetts, Kelleher co-founded 

Beacon Hotel Corporation, which 
merged with Guest Quarters Hotels in 
1986. From 1989 to 1993, he was 
president of Guest Quarters Suite 
Hotels. When Guest Quarters and 
Doubletree Hotels were merged in 1993, 
Kelleher was named president of 

Doubletree Hotels Corporation. In 1995, 
he also was named a director of the 
parent Doubletree Corporation. 

Kelleher and his wife Nancy have four 
children: Elizabeth, Patrick, Mary and 
Caroline, who is a member of Governor 
Dummer Academy's class of 1999. 


jighty Governor Dummer 
Academy physics students were 
thrown, spun, shaken and dropped May 
16, all in the name of physics. 

The group visited Canobie Lake Park 
in New Hampshire to do some serious 
physics... while also having some fun, 
according to master physics teacher 
David Moore. The park is opened one 
day each year for the purpose of 


Jatricia T Peterman, Director of 
Development for Landmark Foundation 
and Schools in Prides Crossing, MA, has 
been named GDA's new Director of 
Development effective June 1, Headmas- 
ter Peter W. Bragdon has announced. 

"We are extremely pleased that our 
extensive, nationwide search for a 
development director led us to Pat 
Peterman, who was virtually in our own 
back yard," said Bragdon. "Pat's 
experience and past successes in 
academic fund-raising bode well for the 
future of Governor Dummer 's giving 
programs." Peterman replaces Karen 
McGinley, who left GDA last winter after 
nearly five years to accept a position at 
Princeton University. 

A graduate of the University of 
Illinois, Chicago, Peterman was the 
Director of Development for The 
Hannah More Center School in 
Reisterstown, MD, from 1988 to 1991. 
Since 1991, she has served at Landmark, 
where she initiated a comprehensive 
development program that dramatically 
increased overall giving. She is married 
to John C. Peterman, the head of 
Brookwood School in Manchester, MA. 
New Assignment 

Bragdon also announced that Peter K. 


Werner, who has been the Academy's 
Director of Admissions for the past year, 
is to become GDA's new Director of 

In his new position, Werner replaces 
David L. Bergmann '70, who left GDA in 
April to open 
tions, a 
tions firm, in 

successes this 
year in the 
Office, his 
service as 
Director of 
Giving and 
Affairs at The 

Northampton School and his earlier 
experiences in finance have prepared 
him well to take on the challenges of 
marketing GDA," said Bragdon. 

oking for a friend? Try 
the GDA Internet website (http://, where you'll find a 
growing list of your schoolmates' e- 
mail addresses. 

The e-mail addresses, collected by 
the Alumni/ae Office, are grouped 
according to GDA class years for your 
convenience. If you want to add your 
address to the directory, you can do so 
on the Web or by contacting the 
Alumni/ae Office ( 
or your Class Secretary. 

teaching "amusement park physics" to 
high school students from all over New 

"We bring accelerators, sextants and 
other equipment to check the forces and 
energy expenditures involved in the 
rides," said Moore. "It is kind of a 
reward at the end of the year," he said, 
adding, "but there's also some serious 
physics work going on. We wouldn't 
take them away from a day at Governor 
Dummer if there weren't." 

After a day at the park, he said, 
students return and complete lab reports 
that include the observations they have 
gathered at the park, and the reports are 
graded. Moore is joined on the field trip 
by master physics teacher Karen 

The number of students participating 
in the amusement park trip - like the 
number of students take 
physics at GDA - is constantly 
growing, said Moore. He 
said, "80 to 85 percent of the 
students who go through 
GDA take physics today," 
noting that the Academy 
attempts to offer varying 
levels of sciences for all 
students, "from the prospec- 
tive engineer to the prospec- 
tive poet." 

Why the increased interest 
in science? "It's part of living 
in the late 20 th century; you 
have to be educated in the 
sciences these days just to be a 
good citizen," Moore said. 
"From the space shuttle to 
questions about the amounts 
of money we have to spend 
on cleaning up the environment — all 
these issues require some understanding 
of science in order for citizens to make 
responsible decisions." 

4 The Archon - Spring 1997 



'onstruction of the Academy's 
new Mathematics-Science Center and 
Pescosolido Library are "humming right 
along, on budget and on time," accord- 
ing to Trustee Gerry Mack, chair of the 
Buildings and Grounds Committee. 

While the project, the largest in the 
Academy's history, had run into delays 
in February, Mack says the relatively 
mild winter weather allowed crews to 
catch up. "We're not expecting any 
more surprises at this point," said Mack. 

All the furnishings for the two 
buildings have been ordered well in 
advance of the September opening, she 
said, adding that the Academy has 
contingency plans in place "just in case." 
"We were able to furnish the building 

very well within 
our budget, and we 
didn't have to 
compromise at all," 
she said. 

The budget for 
the project - the 
largest in the 
Academy's 234- 
year history is $11.1 
million, according 
to Mack, who notes 
that this figure 
includes the 
moving of Moody 
House, the Little 
Red Schoolhouse 
and Noyes Library, 

as well as the construc- 
tion and furnishing of 
the Pescosolido Library 
and the Mathematics- 
Science Center. 

Mack credited the 
cooperation among 
contractors William A. 
Berry & Sons, architects 
Perry Dean Rogers, 
owners' representative 

Peter Erickson and the Buildings and 
Grounds Committee members for the 
smooth progress of the building project. 
"They're the reason this is working so 
well," she said. 

The new facilities will be open for use 
in September with the opening of the 
1997-98 school year. They will be 
dedicated officially on October 18, which 
also is parents' Weekend '97. Watch for 

Top: Brick facing is applied to the front facade of the Pescosolido 
Library. Left: The Mathematics-Science Center, attached to the 
Schumann Science Center at left, receives its clapboards. 


jDA welcomed Rosellen 
Brown, author of the best-selling novels 
Before and After and Tender Mercies, to 
campus on March 27 as the 1997 
Common Book Program speaker. 

Brown's visit included a special all- 
school convocation as well as meetings 
with smaller groups of students during 
the day to discuss Before and After, this 
year's Common Book selection. During 
the convocation, Brown described the 
frustrations she endured while seeing 
her novels transformed into films. 

The Common Book Program, run 
under the auspices of the Academic 
Affairs Committee, provides for all 
students and faculty members to read 
one selected work each year and then 
discuss it from various interdisciplinary 

The Common Book '97: Author 
Rosellen Brown's endured many 
frustrations with Hollywood as her books 
were adapted to motion pictures. 


ore than 140 admissions 

candidates and their families partici- 
pated in the Academy's Revisit Day 
Program on April 4 and 7, according to 
Admissions Director Peter Werner. 

Spectacular weather helped bring out 
record numbers of participants applying 
for admission to GDA for this fall. 
Families were given tours of the 
campus, including the under-construc- 
tion mathematics-science center and 
Pescosolido Library, and also visited 
classes and met with key members of the 
administration and faculty. 

"We heard a lot of positive comments 
about the dynamism of our classrooms," 
Werner said, adding that the prospective 
families were "very impressed and 
attracted by our new library and 
mathematics-science center." 

The Archon - Spring 1997 5 

On Campus 


he 1996-97 GDA Annual 

Fund had received more than $712,000 
in cash and pledges as of March 31, 
amounting to 98 percent of the year's 
goal of $725,000, according to Annual 
Fund Director Betsy Winder. 

The Young Alumni /ae Challenge, 
offered by Trustees Carrie Walton 
Penner '88 and Putnam P. Flint '37 
GP'99, also is nearing its $10,000 goal, 
with cash and pledges totaling $8,296. 
According to the terms of the Challenge, 
Penner and Flint agreed to match every 
new and increased gift from the classes 
of 1981 through 1996. Winder reports 
that the Challenge elicited $6,180 in new 
gifts and $2,116 in increased gifts from 
these classes to date. She adds that this 
represents approximately a 3 percent 
increase in participation from these 
classes compared to last year. 

Winder praises the more than 60 
alumni/ae who turned out in late 
February and early March for six 
phonathons in New York City, Boston, 
B\ field and Portland, ME. These 
volunteers, she says, raised more than 
$50,000 for the Annual Fund, represent- 
ing an 11 percent increase over last year. 

Michael Moonves, Director of 



DA's Carl Youngman 
Gallery will host three art shows this 
spring, featuring the work of mixed- 
media artist Ann McCrea and Academy 

The first show, Ann McCrea: Clay 
Sculptures, Ocean Assemblages, opened 
April 18 and runs through May 9. It is 
followed by the annual Spring Student 
Show, which displays the work of 
underclassmen, May 16 through 27. An 
opening reception for this show is 
scheduled for May 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in 
the gallery. 

The year's final show will feature the 
work of the Class of 1997 from May 30 to 
June 6. A May 30 reception is planned 
from 6 to 8 p.m. 

The Carl Youngman Gallery is open 
weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on 
Saturdays and Sundays by appointment. 

Alumni /ae-Parent Relations, credits 
current parents - under the leadership of 
Parents' Fund Chairs Tom and Nancy 
Carroll P'96,'98 - as well as parents of 
alumni/ae and grandparents for raising 
more than $200,000 toward the 1996-97 
Annual Fund goal. "The Carrolls and all 
the Class Captains have done an 
outstanding job in taking GDA's 
message to all members of the parent 
body," said Moonves, adding that he 
expects overall parent participation to 
top 75 percent this year. 

The Class Captains this year are 
Cushing and Sandra Titcomb P'97,'99 
and Joe and Denise McManus P'97 for 
the senior class; Clark and Barbara 

Chase P'98 and Ron and Debbie St. Jean 
P'98 for the junior class; Mike and 
Denise Porter P'99,'00 for the sophomore 
class; and Tim and Dale Barry P'98,'00 
for the freshman class. Mark and Jane 
PanallP'91,'96 chair the Parents of 

"The GDA community should be 
proud of its efforts this year," says 
Winder, adding that, by maintaining the 
current level of enthusiasm, they should 
be able to exceed this year's goal. The 
1996-97 Annual Fund concludes on June 
30, and Winder reminds all donors and 
potential donors that their gifts must be 
received by the Academy by that date in 
order to be counted in the year's total. 



he GDA men's basket- 

ball team advanced to the champion- 
ship game of the Independent School 
League Division III, only to fall to 
Tabor Academy 68-61 in the final. 

The Governors opened the game 
on a 10-4 run and threatened to run 
away with the game in the first half 
until Tabor's Matt Beston hit four out 
of five three-point shots. Despite the 
Beston run, GDA led 27-26 at the 

On the strong play of juniors 
Daniel Gadzuric and Randall Walter 
and sophomore Nathanial Baldwin, 
the Governors held on to a one-point 
lead at the close of the third quarter, 
37-36. Tabor opened the fourth 
quarter strongly, pushing its lead to 
seven on a three-pointer by Beston, 
which proved too much for the 

Gadzuric finished the game with 
30 points, 19 rebounds and having 
shot eight-for-eight from the foul 
line. Walter followed with 12 points, 
and Baldwin had ten. 

Coach Steven Metz said, "We 
began the tournament as the sixth 
seed, beat both the second and third 
seeds (Belmont Hill and Roxbury 
Latin) and were within one quarter 
of winning it all. The bottom line 
was that we came up against a Tabor 
team that shot the ball really well, 
especially in the second half. It was a 
great run for our young team. My hat's 
off to them." 

Making it look easy: GDA junior Dan 
Gadzuric scores during a regular season 
game against Rivers. 

6 The Archon - Spring 1997 



he Class of '97 to date has 

received offers of admission from an 
impressive array of colleges for next fall, 
including 18 by early decision and early 
action, according to GDA College 
Counselor Janet Adams-Wall. 

Among the institutions offering early 
action or early decision admission to 
GDA's graduating class are Stanford, 
Brown, Colby, Johns Hopkins, Wheaton, 
Syracuse, Lehigh, Bates, Babson, 
Lafayette, Trinity and Hamilton. Offers 
of admission under regular decision 
were extended by colleges and universi- 
ties including Tufts, Cornell, Barnard, 
Bryn Mawr, N.Y.U., Tulane, Bowdoin, 
Oberlin, Pomona, Whitman, U.C.L.A., 
McGill, Northwestern, Middlebury, 
Skidmore and Vassar. 

Vogel and Jeannette Sedgwick have been 
selected as winners in the Independent 
Study in the Humanities Fellowship 
Program for 1997. 

Vogel and Sedgwick won approval of 
their application to study women 
writers in revolutionary and post- 
revolutionary America, including 
Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, 
Hannah Adams, Judith Sargent Murray, 
Phillis Wheatly and Anne Bradstreet. 
The GDA team was among 125 national 
winners of the $2,500 fellowships, which 
are funded by the National Endowment 

for the Humanities. 

In their grant proposal, Vogel and 
Sedgwick described their goals: "We are 
interested in our lineage as women and 
intellectuals; we can see parallels 
between the personal and intellectual 
lives of eighteenth century women and 
ours. In looking to discover how these 
women laid the groundwork for others, 
we will research how women became 
involved in the politics of their society, 
developed into professional writers and 
planted the seeds of the women's rights 
movement that emerged in the nine- 
teenth century." 



he Class of '97 will make 

its final musical stand May 16 in a 
concert featuring everything from 
Handel to Frank Zappa, according to 
Fine Arts Department Chair Christopher 

The concert, which begins at 8 p.m. in 
the Thompson Performing Arts Center, 
will feature performances by individuals 
and ensembles including the GDA 
Orchestra, the Jazz Band, the AVT 
Singers and the Chorus. 

ie "whodunit" is receiv- 
ing a little more respect and recognition 
in a new spring term elective course 
designed by GDA master teacher 
Richard Searles. 

Twenty-four seniors in two separate 
sections are reading mystery novels by 
Agatha Christie, P.D. James and Sharyn 
McCrumb, and then will write their own 
short "whodunits," according to Searles. 

"This is a new look at an old genre 
that's going through changes," says 
Searles, noting that detective fiction "has 
really emerged in the last 20 years with 
more serious writers. The genre has 
really changed, because the mystery is 
essentially a novel, and the mystery is 
just the axis around which the story 



ore than 3,500 persons of 
all ages will visit the Academy's campus 
to participate in approximately 40 
separate programs that are part of the 
GDA Summer Program, according to 
Director of Summer Programs Linda 

New programs this year include a 
chess class, taught by Mikhail 
Perelshteyn, a Russian chess master 
whose experience includes more than 20 
years of teaching the game and victories 
in many international tournaments. 

The "hottest" programs this year, says 
Thomson, are the study skills courses, 
which are offered on beginning, 
intermediate and advanced levels for 
students of various ages. 

Also new to GDA are athletic camps 
that are being offered in conjunction 
with partners. The Nike sports program 
at GDA this year includes lacrosse 

camps for boys and girls, as well as 
Camp Nike, which offers young 
participants the opportunity to try a 
different sport each day. 

Another new partner this year is the 
Evert Seguso Bassett Tennis Camp, 
whose director is John Evert, the brother 
of tennis great Chris Evert. The coach 
for this program, which is attracting a 
great deal of applicants, is Amherst 
women's tennis head coach Jackie 

Educator Carole Helstrom returns to 
GDA this summer to teach a three-day 
course for teachers, administrators and 
school staff members. The course, 
entitled, "The Many Modes of Thought," 
will be offered July 16, 17 and 18. 

For more information on all aspects of 
the GDA Summer Program, contact 
Thomson in the Summer Programs 
Office at 508-499-3200. 

turns." He says the course uses the 
carefully structured mystery novel to 
teach students the importance of 
plotting, character and point of view. 

The fact that the authors studied in the 
course are women happened almost by 
accident, says Searles. "In the late 20 th 
century, the genre has been dominated 
by women authors," he says, reeling off 
a list of well-known female mystery 
writers. He adds that this is especially 
interesting in light of the fact that most 
violent crime is committed by men. 

Jhe AIDS Memorial Quilt, 
which recognizes people from around 
the world who have died in the AIDS 
epidemic, will be displayed at GDA on 
May 10 to increase awareness of HIV 

Eighty quilts, representing a portion of 
the 46-ton complete quilt, will be laid 
out on the floor of the Pescosolido Field 
House for viewing by the GDA commu- 
nity and the public. According to the 
NAMES Project Foundation, organizers 
of the quilt, the GDA exhibit will include 
10 panels, each 12 feet square and will 
be the largest such display in the state. 
The overall quilt is the size of 15 football 
fields and contains more than 40,000 
panels from 40 countries and all 50 U.S. 

Brought to GDA by the Academy's 
Health and Wellness Committee, the 
exhibit will include booths that provide 
information, resources and testing 
information. The sponsors also will sell 
NAMES Project merchandise that will 
support the quilt. 

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Remember what you were doing 'way back then? Remember what the world 
was doing? (Can it possibly have been so long ago?) Here's a sampler of 
world events that just might jog your memory if you're among the classes 
returning for Reunion this year. It also might provide you with some conversational 
tidbits, so you don't have to keep saying, "Gee, can you believe it's been [blank] 
years?" (And, just in case you've forgotten that, too, it's June 13,14 and 1 5.) 


History/Politics Gen. George Marshall appointed Secretary of State, institutes Marshall Plan; Arabs, Jews reject plan to 
partition Palestine, U.N. announces plan for partition; Peace treaties signed in Paris; India proclaims independence; Princess 
Elizabeth weds Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh; Congress passes Taft-Hartley 
Act over Truman veto; Fiorello LaGuardia dies; Dead Sea Scrolls are discovered 

Arts Albert Camus: The Plague; Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire; The 
Diary of Anne Frank is published; Mickey Spillane: J, the Jury; Films: Monsieur Verdoux, 
Gentleman's Agreement; Popular songs: Papa, Won't You Dance With Me? Almost Like 
Being in Love, I'll Dance at Your Wedding 

Science/Technology U.S. airplane first flies at supersonic speeds; Thor Heyerdahl 
sails on raft from Peru to Polynesia to prove prehistoric migration; Bell Laboratories 
scientists invent transistor 

Daily Life Henry Ford dies, leaving $625 million fortune; Jackie Robinson 
becomes first Afro- American to sign major league baseball contract; December 17 
blizzard strikes East; Jack Kramer wins U.S.L.T A. singles tennis title; New York 
defeats Brooklyn in World Series, 4-3. 


1947: A young Congressman 

John F. Kennedy (right) visits campus. 

History/Politics Egyptian government collapses; England's King George VI dies and is succeeded by Elizabeth II; 

Churchill announces Britain has produced H-bomb; Eisenhower elected President; U.S. bombs North Korean hydroelectric 

plants; 16,000 escape East Berlin for West; Albert Schweitzer wins Nobel Peace Prize 

Arts Truman Capote: The Grass Harp; Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and the 

Sea wins Pulitzer Prize; Agatha Christie: The Mousetrap; Samuel Beckett: Waiting 

for Godot; John Steinbeck: East of Eden; G.B. Shaw: Don Juan in Hell; Films: Othello 

(Orson Welles), The Greatest Show on Earth, High Noon; Popular songs: J Saw 

Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Jambalaya, It Takes Two to Tango; Your Cheatin' Heart, 

Wheel of Fortune 

Science/Technology Contraceptive pill is produced; first hydrogen bomb 

exploded at Eniwetok Atoll; Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology won by 

Selman Waksman of U.S. for discovery of streptomycin 

Daily Life Eva Peron dies; Rocky Marciano wins heavyweight boxing title 

from "Jersey" Joe Walcott; S.S. United States crosses Atlantic in record three 

days, 10 hours, 40 minutes; U.S. wins 43 Olympic gold medals in Helsinki, as 

U.S.S.R. wins 22; Maureen Connolly wins U.S.L.T.A. singles title; Julius Boros 

wins U.S. Open golf title; Eddie Arcaro rides "Holy Grail" to fifth Kentucky 

Derby win; New York defeats Brooklyn 4-3 in World Series 
Going downhill: The obviously popular ski y } 

club, circa 1952. 

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Revelers: Spring Dance '57 attendees 
pause to pose for a portrait on the 
Mansion House stairs. 


History/Politics Anthony Eden resigns as British prime minister and is replaced by 
Harold Macmillan; Israel withdraws from Sinai Peninsula and hands over Gaza Strip to 
U.N. and Suez Canal is reopened; Common Market agreement signed; Sen. Joseph M. 
McCarthy dies; Teamsters Union is expelled from AFL-CIO when Jimmy Hoffa refuses to 
expel criminals; Eisenhower appoints Charles E. Whittaker to Supreme Court; Eisenhower 
sends troops to desegregate school in Little Rock 

Arts Richard Mason: The World ofSuzie Wong; Albert Camus wins Nobel Prize for 
Literature; William Faulkner: The Town; Nevil Shute: On the Beach; John Braine: Room at the 
Top; Jack Kerouac: On the Road; Samuel Beckett: Endgame; Eugene O'Neill: Long Day's journey 
into Night wins Pulitzer Prize; William Inge: The Dark at the Top of the Stairs; Dr. Seuss: The Cat 
in the Hat; Ayn Rand: Atlas Shrugged; Films: The Bridge on the River Kivai, Love in the Afternoon, Twelve Angry Men; Humphrey 
Bogart dies; Arturo Toscanini dies; Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story; Popular songs: Love Letters in the Sand, Young Love, 
Tonight, Maria, Seventy-Six Trombones 

Science/Technology U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik I and II as first Earth satellites; element Nobelium discovered; polar 
explorer Adm. Richard E. Byrd dies; Mackinac Straits Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge, opens 

Daily Life Christian Dior dies; The Aga Khan dies; Hurricane Audrey and tidal wave leaves 530 dead and missing in 
Texas and Louisiana; Maj. John Glenn sets speed record of 3 hours, 23 minutes from California to New York; Carmen Basilio 
defeats "Sugar" Ray Robinson to win middleweight boxing championship; New York Giants move to San Francisco and 
Brooklyn Dodgers move to Los Angeles; Althea Gibson wins U.S.L.T.A. singles championship; Milwaukee defeats New York 
4-3 in World Series; "beat" and "beatnik" from Kerouac's On the Road enter American lexicon 


History/Politics Georges Pompidou forms goverrnment in France; Adolf Eichmann hanged; Charles de Gaulle survives 

assassination attempt; Soviet arms build-up in Cuba leads to Cuban Missile Crisis; U Thant elected U.N. Secretary-General; 

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Linus Pauling, who had won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; U.S.S.R. trades U-2 pilot 

Francis Gary Powers for Soviet spy Rudolf Abel; Kennedy appoints Byron R. 
White and Arthur J. Goldberg to Supreme Court; Kennedy sends 3,000 
troops to University of Mississippi when Afro- American James Meredith is 
barred from admission 

Arts John Steinbeck: Travels with Charley; Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows: 
How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying; Alexander Solzhenitsyn: One 
Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich; Edward Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia 
Woolf?; James Baldwin: Another Country; BBC satire, That Was the Week That 
Was; e.e. cummings dies; William Faulkner dies; Hermann Hesse dies; 
Robinson Jeffers dies; James Jones: The Thin Red Line; Charles Laughton dies; 
Katherine Anne Porter: Ship of Fools; Tennessee Williams: The Night of the 
Iguana; Charles M. Schulz: Hapipiness Is a Warm Puppy; E. Burdick and H. 
Wheeler: FaiTSafe; Ken Kesey: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Films: 
Lawrence of Arabia, Cleopatra, The Manchurian Candidate; Marilyn Monroe dies; 
Rachel Carson: Silent Spring 
Science/Technology Telstar satellite is launched; Mariner 2 is launched; Thalidomide causes children to be born with 

deformities; Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology won by F.H.C. Crick, M.H.F. Wilkins and J.D. Watson for determining 

the structure of DNA 

Organizers: Members of the 1962 Spring 
Dance Committee pose with their dates in 
front of the Phillips Building. 

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Milestone: The 1967 yearbook committee 
poses for its official portrait. 

Daily Life Sonny Liston wins world heavyweight boxing title by knocking out 
Flovd Patterson in the first round; Eleanor Roosevelt dies; world population reaches 
3.1 billion; Rod Laver wins tennis Grand Slam; Iran earthquake kills 10,000; New York 
newspaper workers strike nine papers from December to April, 1963; Arnold Palmer 
wins second British Open golf championship in a row, ties Jack Nicklaus for U.S. 
Open, but Nicklaus wins playoff; New York defeats San Francisco 4-3 in World Series; 
U.S. "Weatherly" defeats Australian "Gretel" in America's Cup yacht race 


History/Politics Svetlana Alliluyeva, Stalin's daughter, arrives in U.S.; Six-Day War 
between Israel and Arab nations begins; American Nazi Party leader G.L. Rockwell 
shot and killed; Che Guevara dies; 50,000 demonstrate in Washington, D.C. against 
Vietnam war; Shah of Iran crowns himself and wife; King Constantine and family flee 
Greece after failing to overthrow military government; Johnson appoints Thurgood 
Marshall to Supreme Court; 25th Amendment is ratified, providing for the President to 

appoint a Vice President if the position is vacated and for the Vice President to become acting president if needed; Martin 
Luther King leads anti-war march in New York; peace march in San Francisco; race riots rip Cleveland, Newark and Detroit; 
China explodes its first nuclear bomb 

Arts Ira Levin: Rosemary's Baby; Leon Uris: Topaz; Robert Shaw: The Man in the Glass Booth; Tom Stoppard: Rosencrantz and 
Guildenstern Are Dead; Studs Terkel: Division Street; Jules Feiffer: Little Murders; William Styron: The Confessions of Nat Turner; 
Langston Hughes dies; Vivien Leigh dies; Carson McCullers dies; Paul Muni dies; Dorothy Parker dies; Claude Rains dies; 
Basil Rathbone dies; Carl Sandburg dies; Spencer Tracy dies; Films: Blow-Up, Belle de Jour, Bonnie and Clyde, El Dorado, In the 
Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner; Jayne Mansfield dies; Barbra Streisand sings before 135,000 in Central Park; 
Nelson Eddy dies; Woody Guthrie dies; Cabaret opens in New York 

Science/Technology J. Robert Oppenheimer dies; Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov killed during Soyuz 1 rentry; 
Stanford University biochemists synthesize DNA; Dr. Christian Barnard performs the first human heart transplant; Desmond 
Morris: The Naked Ape; U.S. manned space flights suspended after three astronauts are killed in launchpad fire 

Daily Life Expo 67 opens in Montreal; Muhammed Ali indicted for draft evasion; Henry Luce dies; Goose Tatum dies; 
Mickey Mantle hits 500th career home run; Red Sox win first pennant since 1946, but lose to St. Louis 4-3 in World Series; 
Albert deSalvo sentenced for Boston Strangler murders; Peggy Fleming wins world championship in women's figure skating; 
John Newcombe wins Wimbledon and U.S. Open singles titles; Francis Chichester finishes single-handed circumnavigation in 
226 days; Twiggy emerges on fashion scene; Intrepid wins America's Cup; Billie Jean King wins almost every women's tennis 
competition; Lynda Bird Johnson marries Charles Robb; Green Bay Packers win third consecutive NFL National Conference 
championship and NFL championship; Martha C. Webster lands 410-pound blue shark off Rockport, MA, to tie record of 
Richard C. Webster set in 1960 off Rockport. 


History/Politics Bangladesh established as sovereign state; Nixon visits China and Russia; police arrest five men inside 
Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate complex, beginning Watergate scandal; George Wallace is shot and 
paralyzed by Arthur Bremer; Sen. Thomas Eagleton resigns from Democratic ticket after history of depression is publicized; 

Nixon/ Agnew defeat George McGovern and Sargent Shriver in landslide; ITT-Dita 
Beard scandal reveals that the Justice Department settled an antitrust suit in 
exchange for campaign contribution; J. Edgar Hoover dies; peace talks in Paris 
continue; Henry Kissinger states "Peace is at hand" before November elections; 
Ceylon becomes Sri Lanka; Britain's former King Edward VIII dies; Arab terrorists 
kill two Israeli Olympic athletes and take nine others — who are killed in a shootout 
-- hostage at Munich; Ferdinand Marcos assumes dictatorship of Philippines; Harry 
Truman dies; Managua, Nicaragua, earthquake kills 10,000 

Arts Theater: Two Gentlemen of Verona, That Championship Season, Jesus Christ 
Superstar, Grease; Maurice Chevalier dies; Michelangelo's Pieta is damaged by 
fanatic; Films: The French Connection, Cabaret, The Godfather, Frenzy, Play It Again Sam, 
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 

Science/Technology Apollo 16 astronauts spend 71 hours on the moon and 
Apollo 17 astronauts spend 74 hours on the moon; Igor Sikorsky dies; Soviet 
spacecraft lands on Venus 
Daily Life Mark Spitz wins seven gold medals at Summer Olympics in Munich; Clifford Irving concocts his Howard 
Hughes "biography"; baseball players strike, delaying opening of season by 13 days; Angela Davis is acquitted of murder- 
conspiracy; Hurricane Agnes causes $1.7 billion in damage to eastern U.S.; Bobby Fischer win world chess title from Boris 
Spassky; U.S. military draft ends; Roberto Clemente becomes 11th player to reach 3,000 base hits and later dies in plane crash; 
Jackie Robinson dies; All in the Family is the top U.S. TV show; Life magazine ceases publication 

Party loyals: The Social Committee, which 
remained all-male in 1972. 

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t was 1967, and Pierre and Elizabeth Baratelli 
were suffering from culture deprivation in the 
" wasteland " of Ft. Collins, Colorado. Pierre 
was teaching at Colorado State University, and 
Elizabeth was teaching writing and English as a 
second language to migrant workers. The Baratellis 
were desperate for the stimulation of a metropolitan 
setting - a place where they could attend the theater, 
opera, symphony, museums and the like - that also 
would provide a safe environment for their three 
young children. But where? 

They made a plan: Taking a guide to colleges and private 
schools, they drew 50-mile-diameter circles around New York, San 
Francisco, Chicago and Boston and wrote to inquire about teaching 
opportunities at the schools encompassed in the circles. Soon, they 
received a response from GDA Headmaster Val Wilkie, who ar- 
ranged to interview Pierre on an Academy swing through the West. 
Wilkie later made an offer to Pierre - and sent along beautiful color 
photographs of the GDA campus. On the strength of Wilkie's 
impression and the photographs, the Baratellis accepted, even 

without ever having set foot in Byfield. (continued on overleaf) 

The Archon - Spring 1997 11 


That first year, Pierre taught 
French while Elizabeth tutored in 
English. A year later, Elizabeth 
joined the English Department 
faculty, where she would remain for 
nine years. And in 1972, Pierre was 
named chair of the Language 
Department, a post he would 
maintain for 20 years. 

It is now 30 years later, and 
the Baratellis are planning their 
next move, 
having spent all 
of those inter- 

and he had seen what college 
freshmen were lacking. He used 
those years of college teaching to 
affect his students here very posi- 

Asked about Elizabeth's contribu- 
tions, Pierre says, "Elizabeth had a 
very important impact on campus, 
being one of a few women teachers 
and dormitory parents at the time 
when the school went co-ed." It 


venmg years 
serving Gover- 
nor Dummer 
Academy. This 
time, it's 
retirement, the 
lure of tropical 
breezes and still 

more cultural opportunities that are 
calling. In June, the Baratellis will 
relocate to Clearwater Beach, 
Florida, where - needless to say - 
they have already determined that 
they would not be lacking for the 
theater, dance, opera, music and art 
to sustain themselves. 

Asked what they hoped to 
be remembered for at GDA, neither 
Pierre nor Elizabeth hesitated in 
responding: the Humanities Pro- 
gram. "When Pierre and I got to 
GDA, there was absolutely no 
program for the arts," says Eliza- 
beth. "We started taking students 
into the museums and the theater. 
It was the first program of its kind 
at GDA," she says, adding, "I 
consider that to be his really great 
contribution to the school." 

Pierre concurs: "I was rather 
shocked to see how insulated GDA 
was from the glory that was - and 
is - Boston." He says they tried to 
make GDA "not just classes and 
sports," and to make the arts a part 
of the school's regular curriculum. 
"I'm also proud that I helped to 
build a strong Language Depart- 
ment," he says, to which Elizabeth 
adds that her husband's college 
teaching experience played a large 
role. "Pierre had been teaching on a 
college level for a number of years, 

hen he got up on stage and we gave him the 
flowers, and the applause... and the look in his 
eyes. . .that was reward enough for 30 years of 
service. It was, Thanks, man, for all the time/ 

Christopher Stozvens 

says, adding that he'll spend much 
of his time reading "all those books 
I've been wanting to read." Then, 
he says he plans to do volunteer 
work with local theater and other 
arts groups. Additionally, the 
Baratellis will continue to pursue 
Elizabeth's '50s antiques business 
by participating in major antiques 
shows in the Miami area. "I'll be 
her assistant and flunky," Pierre 


In the end, 
teachers, like 
old soldiers, 
tend to fade 

was a critical time in the Academy's 
history, the women's movement 
and the development of GDA 
students. He says, "As a strong 
feminist, she had a strong influence; 
she was very influential in moving 
[young female students] to a more 
feminist stance." "It was wonderful, 
working with Mac Murphy, Tom 
Mercer, John Ogden and Jerry 
Kenjorski," she says of her teaching 
English, writing and, later, ESL. "I 
had spent my entire life preparing 
to be a teacher; my mother was a 
teacher. I miss it a lot." 

Their plans? "For the first six 
months I plan to do nothing," Pierre 

In typical form: A hirsute Pierre 
Baratelli in the classroom in 1972. 

away, says 
Pierre. "I plan 
to fade into 
those tropical 
In anticipation 
of the Baratellis' departure, The 
Archon collected some thoughts and 
memories from a few of their GDA 

Peter W. Bragdon 

Pierre Baratelli would not 
welcome the tribute of his 
having been a pillar for 
administration. But this has been 
the case because Pierre has been an 
advocate for the faculty, a critic 
when criticism was deserved, 
always a champion of an America 
that must live up to the dream, and 
a source of strong support during 
the difficult times. He has been an 
architect of an increasingly Athe- 
nian Governor Dummer: An 
appreciation for the arts is part of 
our culture now. Pierre played a 
pivotal role in this development. 
Val Wilkie can be proud of his 
insightful appointment 30 years 

Elizabeth not only has been a 
companion to Pierre on this creative 
and exciting journey, but, as many 
graduates know, her patient and 
firm support provided the verbal 
skills they needed for their years in 

12 The Archon - Spring 1997 

education and afterwards. I will 
miss Pierre and Elizabeth." 

Fine Arts Department Chair 
Christopher Stowens 


ierre created the foundation 
upon which the whole fine 
arts program is built. The 
thing I always liked about Pierre 
was that he was 
such a tough 
teacher — the 
French teacher, 
always cynical 
and snide, 
never cutting 
his students a 
break on the 
conjugation of a verb. For the first 
five or six or seven years after I'd 
arrived at GDA, I thought that this 
was the man. He was demanding, 
and he taught his kids exceedingly 
well. At Angel Talavera's ('95) 
funeral, you could see how much 
Pierre loved that kid and how much 
he loved his students, and the 
facade of being the stereotypical 
French teacher disappeared. He 
couldn't deal with memorial 
services, because he took it harder 
than most; they all meant too much 
to him. So there's a wonderful 
dichotomy between these personas. 
"Elizabeth is every bit of Pierre's 
equal and complement, in style, 

intelligence and artistic sensibility. 
They have a hip, sophisticated, 
cosmopolitan and bohemian 
sensibility, and it appears they've 
lived a pretty wonderful life. I'm 
sorry I missed Elizabeth as a 
teacher. We always had a blast 
talking about films, food and all the 
arts. She's a great foil for Pierre. 
"My favorite moment was last 

Xor me personally, what I will miss is the great 
call (in French), "Courage, courage/' that he would 
use to rally the troops so beautifully It would 
always crack me up. Alec White 

.in 1982... 

fall, when the GDA Orchestra 
played Wagner for Pierre. This was 
after years of his loving Wagner and 
the rest of us giving him such a 
hard time about The Ring Cycle, and 
finally to get an orchestra that could 
play it. . . . When he got up on stage 
and we gave him the flowers, and 
the applause - the audience went 
wild — and the look in his 
eyes... that was reward enough for 
30 years of service. You could 
almost sense that it was enough. It 
was, Thanks, man, for all the time.' 
I told the kids that they had experi- 
enced something that was magical. 
And the kids really knew it, too. 

"Even though he's had this image 
of being a great advocate for the 
arts, there's one thing most people 
don't know about Pierre: He's a 
closet Bruins fan, and he knows 
more information and statistics on 
the Bruins than anyone alive." 

Master Teachers 
Laurel Abusamra 
and David Abusamra 

Elizabeth has a presence about 
her; she's a cultured lady 
with many deep levels of 
interest. She was the school's first 
ESL teacher, and one of the very 
early female teachers. We will 

always remember her as the gra- 
cious hostess of various events, an 
avid reader, gardener, a well- 
respected business person and a 
leader in the development of the 
Theater of Newburyport. 

"When we think of Pierre, we 
think of a thinker; someone with 
knife-edged logic and reason, 
sharpness, quickness, dry humor, 

incisive wit; and 
a fast learner. 
As a depart- 
ment chair, 
Pierre is some- 
one who has 
always had a 
clearly defined 
set of goals and 
procedures; a 
bona fide 
leader. He and Elizabeth always 
hosted wonderful departmental 
parties that would cement relation- 
ships. It's probably why ours is the 
department with the most longev- 

"He has spoken many 
times about being an atheist, yet he 
is clearly the quintessential human- 
ist. For us and others in the depart- 
ment, he has been a tireless mentor, 
who always takes the time to praise 
and criticize supportively. He's also 
been a great champion of faculty 
rights and someone who has 
displayed great loyalty." 

(continued on page 23) 

.and in 1983. 

The Archon - Spring 1997 13 

■pp • 

Old Guardsman Arthur Sager recalls that it was sheer will and 
determination - and a bit of serendipity - that brought the Glee 
Club, the public speaking course and a few other memorable 
GDA traditions to life. It's not for nothing, of course, that he 
earned the nickname "Bull." 1 


Archon Retrospective 










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Author (and raconteur) Sager at far 
right with fellow Old Guardsman 
Buster Navins (left) and Headmaster 
Ted Eames in the old kitchen of the 
Mansion House. 

b{ Arthur W. Saqer 


ed Eames became 
headmaster of 
Dummer Academy in 
1930. He had been a 
Phi Beta Kappa stu- 
dent and varsity basketball player at 
Amherst College and a teacher at 
Deerfield Academy, where Frank 
Boyden was the headmaster. Dummer 
Academy had been looking for a new 
leader, and Mr. Boyden felt that Ted 
would be an excellent candidate for 

the position. 

In 1930, 1 resigned as football coach 
and director of athletics at Sanford High 
School. At that time, I felt that my future as a 
football coach did not suit me. That summer, I 
took a job as counselor at Camp Winona in 
Denmark, Maine. My chief responsibility was 
leading the. singing whenever needed. Bill 
Jacob, a fellow counselor, was to become the 
football coach and head of the Latin depart- 
ment that year. Bill and I became good friends 
and talked about our aspirations for the 
future. He had been assistant football coach 
and a Latin teacher at Phillips Academy in 
Andover. My experience in football — and 
my ability to get the kids to sing — gave Bill 
and idea. He asked me to help him move into 
his new home, and he suggested that I meet 
the new headmaster. Deerfield was well 
known for its excellent glee club, and my 
friend knew that Ted was looking for someone 
who could start one at Dummer Academy. 

I told Bill that my experience with 
music had been confined to singing in the glee 
club at Bates and playing the trombone. I also 
made it indelibly clear that I was not qualified 
to teach anything since I had not been an 

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The Archon - Spring 1997 15 

especially outstanding 
student. When I met with 
Mr. Eames, I explained all 
this to him. 

It turned out that only 
two members of the 
current faculty were to 
remain under Mr. Eames, 
either because they were 
retiring or because they 
were taking positions 
elsewhere. One of the new 
teachers was in charge of 
reviewing the candidates 
who were to make up the new 
faculty. He was an older man, by 
my standards, a graduate of West 
Point and had most recently been at 
the Choate School. The interview 
proved to be the beginning of an 
interesting career! 

The first question put to me was, 
"Mr. Sager, did you have any math 
at Bates?" 

My reply: "Yes, Captain, just as 
little as was required." 

"Well, do vou recall how well vou 

"Yes, Captain. It was just by the 
grace of God that I passed the 

Well-Dressed Coach: Sager 
demonstrates the throwing of the 
discus to Ken Barstow '54 in this 
1952 photograph. On the back of 
the photograph is the handwritten 
notation, "EWE [Ted Eames] says 
coach should be in uniform." 

"Well," said the Captain. "If Mr. 
Eames were looking for a teacher, 
your credentials would hardly be 
suitable for a position." 

My parting remarks were, "Cap- 
tain Smith, I did not come here to 
apply for a job, and if I were offered 
one, I'm not sure I'd be interested. 
This interview was not my idea." 
Apparently the Captain approved 
of my forthright answers, because 
he gave his approval to Mr. Eames, 
and I was hired that evening. 

Mr. Eames listed what my respon- 
sibilities would be: I would be a 
corridor master and assistant 
football coach, and I would start a 
glee club. I was sure 
about the football 
because I had recently 
spent a summer at the 
University of Michigan 
Coaching School. I 
further discovered that I 
would be allowed one 
evening a week and one 
weekend a term free. 
This was a far cry from 
my position at Sanford, 
however the Depression 
in the late Twenties 
meant that jobs were 
scarce and salaries small; 
some teachers were 
working for room and 
board. I had been 
offered money] ($2,700 a 
year!) I had no choice. 
Bill and I got along well with the 
football part of the job, but the Glee 
Club part kept troubling me. Then 
it came to me: Why not use these 
popular guys I was working with 
every day? What good bait I had! 
Now salesmanship came into play - 

As a lad: Sager (fourth 
from left) in an undated 
photograph from Camp 
Winona, the source of his 
first connection to GDA. 

or was it coercion? I called 
18 members of the squad 
together and asked them to 
join me. One replied, "We 
can't sing!" I agreed that I 
couldn't either. "But the 
Headmaster wants a Glee 
Club, and I need you," I said. 

The first year, we rehearsed every 
Friday night. Nothing else was 
going on, since everyone was 
confined to the school in those days. 
The only people we sang for were 
the other students. We had two 
songs: Little Cotton Dolly and 
Kentucky Babe. Oh, boy! Mr. Eames 
found a contest. The schools 
involved were Deerfield, Choate 
and Hotchkiss. He decided it 
would be good publicity for Gover- 
nor Dummer Academy - for he had 
seen to changing the name of the 
school since his arrival - to join in 
the competition. We had to learn 
two songs, one of which was chosen 
for us, and we were limited to 24 
singers. We had only 23, so I chose 
our non-singer manager, Walter 
Comfort, to join us and mouth the 
words. We performed well; nothing 
spectacular, but we were launched. 

The concert was given at the 
Town Hall in New York City. After 
the concert, we stayed overnight at 
the Astor Hotel. The boys were 
allowed about two hours to see a 
movie or tour the city. Twelve 
o'clock was their curfew, and they 
all checked in on time. The faculty 
members in charge were so proud! 
However, we learned later that 
these "responsible students" went 
out on the town after their curfew 
and arrived back early in the 
morning. The next day, after the 
long bus ride back, some of them 
reported to the infirmary; many 
others failed to make classes. Word 
got around, and everyone wanted 
to join the Glee Club. 

Eventually, we started having 
joint concerts with girls' schools. 

16 The Archon - Spring 1997 

Ted's answer was, "You seem to have handled all the other subjects you didn't 
know anything about, so I figured you would enjoy continuing the adventure." 

The concerts were followed by 
dances. (Of course, you know what 
that did for our popularity!) Every- 
one wanted to join, and we had two 
groups - one consisting of freshmen 
and sophomores, the other consist- 
ing of juniors and seniors. Over my 
desk, there is a picture of the 1947 
Glee Club: 60 singers in their 

All these groups gave me an idea. 
Instead of a contest, we could 
combine the schools' groups and 
perform a major work with an 
orchestra - preferably the Boston 
Symphony. I met with the directors 
of Milton, Exeter, Walnut Hill, Dana 
Hall, Winsor and Groton, who all 
went along with the idea. These 
concerts continued for 17 years. 
Outstanding among the other 
famous conductors we had was 
Wilfred Peletier, whose wife, Rose 
Bampton, joined him and per- 
formed the solo in The Messiah. 

By this time, I had attended 
summer school at The Eastman 
School of Music in Rochester, NY, 
and The Cleveland Institute of 
Music in Ohio. I was getting an 
education along with my students 
and enjoying every minute. (I'm 
still learning as I sing along with 59 
other members of the Sugar Mill 
Chorale down here in Florida.) 

Mr. Eames' next challenge was 
when he learned that the Carnegie 
Foundation was offering a prize for 
the school with the best music 
program. A representative from the 
foundation visited, and we ar- 
ranged to have 60 singers perform. 
We were awarded the grant, 
consisting of a then-state-of-the-art 
record player with music scores and 
records that included a complete 
library of symphonies, sonatas, 
operas, plain song and German 
lieder. Now we had to have a 
music appreciation course, and 
guess who was to teach it! (This 
was when I went to Ohio.) 

Ted did not stop there. We were 
becoming better acquainted. World 
War II was upon us, and he thought 
that since many of our alumni 

would be involved, a course in 
meteorology would be useful, 
especially in the Air Force. He 
asked me to design the program 
from scratch. No textbooks existed 
in the subject at the high school 
level. Finally, however, I found a 
book called A Pilot's Meteorology. 
We studied weather charts, the 
Farmers' Almanac, cloud formations, 
fronts and tornadoes. We built wet 
and dry bulb thermometers. A 
shingle attached to the side of the 
Stone Garage (today the Kaiser 
Visual Arts Center) determined 
wind velocity. We studied weather 
conditions that were vital flying: 
cirrus clouds followed by cumulus 
clouds meant that the chances of 
rain were high. 

I had barely gotten Meteorology 
off the ground when Ted found that 
Dartmouth required a course in 
geology for freshmen. At that time, 
we were sending many boys there. 
My new problem was solved when 
I found a book on physical geogra- 
phy. We studied rock formations, 
the causes of tides, the relationship 
of the Earth to the Moon and Sun, 
volcanoes and earthquakes. We 
even tackled Einstein's theory of 
relativity. I managed to stay a page 
or two ahead of the students. 

When he decided we should have 
a speech course, I groaned and said, 
"I don't know anything about 
public speaking." 

Ted's answer was, 
"You seem to have 
handled all the other 
subjects you didn't know 
anything about, so I 
figured you would enjoy 
continuing the adven- 

I did not have a clue 
about where this new 
assignment would take 
me. However, by this 
point in my teaching 
career, I had listened to 
dozens of graduation 
addresses and hundreds 
of evening vespers talks, 
all of which were too 

long and boring. Here was my 
opportunity to save at least some 
future speakers - and their audi- 
ences — from this misfortune. The 
speech program was made manda- 
tory for all seniors. 

Before I retired from GDA in 1969, 
I had already established courses 
for business executives. Thirty 
years later, 20,000 people in 29 
states and 14 countries had taken 
my public speaking course. Buster 
Navins and Doug Miller took over 
the responsibilities of teaching the 
course at GDA. When they retired, 
Buster and Doug and Ben Stone 
became part of Arthur Sager 
Associates, Inc. I have been respon- 
sible for several books, each subse- 
quent one more condensed than the 
last, on the premise that if speeches 
should be short, so should the 
instruction books. My latest is titled 
Wliy Aren't They Listening? and my 
grandson the cartoonist has illus- 
trated my speech-related rhymes. 
The speech business has been my 
retirement package. And to think 
Ted Eames started it all by having 
faith that I could do all these things. 

Copies of Why Aren't They Listen- 
ing? are available for $12.95 directly 
from Arthur Sager: 28 Four Mile 
Village, Boxford, MA 01921. 

In concert: Sager leads the Glee Club in 
the new Alumni Gymnasium in June 1951 . 

The Archon - Spring 1997 17 

If you'sle ever 

gone out on a date to get a free meal, 

pretended to Like cats \or a h<?usesitting gig. 

lounged in a h^teL bar far three h^urs #n one martini. 

spent y^ur Last dime on new sh<?es and then had to WaLk h<?me. 

Wandered why there is so much m^nth Left at the end of the money 

...then read on. 

frugal hdulgenis 

J-ltfW to Cultivate Decadence 

\V hai Y<?ur l\ge and Salary an* Under 3(9 

By Jennifer Griffin '87 
and Kera Bolonik 

There are certain basic principles that apply to every 
aspect of life as a Frugal Indulgent. These concern 
behavior and attitude. Before we begin, we feel it is 
important that you know where we're coming from, so 
we've penned the Frugal Indulgent Manifesto for your 
reading pleasure. Follow these rules, and relish your imminently 
grand lifestyle. 

1. Never Act Your Age or Your Income. You may be young and poor, 
but you are also smart and tasteful. Try to let the latter qualities 
overshadow the former. 

2. Aim iligh. If you assume you can't fly first class on your 
budget, you never will. Assume that you deserve the best and try 
to get it. Sometimes you'll prevail. 

3. E_xude Confidence. The surer you appear to be about yourself, 
the surer others will be about you. If you act like you own the 
place, more often than not you will be treated like the owner. 

A. fake It If you are not confident, you can fake it. You think 
you aren't fitting in at an event? Think you're not qualified for a 
job? Not worthy of a date with a fabulous person? Shut up about 
it and pretend that you are. Chances are you are the only one who 
knows your shortcomings. If you act the part, you may get away 
with it. 

5. Never Apologize. The souffle has fallen. You ate the salad with 
the entree fork. Your sofa has seen better days. So what? Apolo- 
gies put people on edge. Aplomb in the face of adversity puts 
them at ease. Friends and strangers will admire you for having 
the silent courage to showcase your quirks. Smile and keep 

6. B>e Cunous. Read everything. Talk to everyone. Ask ques- 
tions. The more inquisitive you are, the more information you'll 
gather. As the Schoohouse Rock people used to say, knowledge is 

Excerpted by permission of the authors from Frugal Indulgents: How to Cultivate Decadence When Your Age and Salary are Under 30, 

by Jennifer Griffin and Kera Bolonik (Henry Holt and Co., 1997) 

18 The Archon - Spring 1997 

Ytfur fabulous Apartment 
&e It \^e^Jer So J-lwnbLs 

1^^ epending on where you decide 

i to live, finding an apartment 
U^ may be more difficult than 
landing a job in the midst of a recession. 
Before you venture through the 
apartment listings in your local 
newspaper, laundromat or on-line 
bulletin board, it is important to know 
what you're willing to spend and what 
you're willing to settle for. For some, 
housing acceptability hinges on 
affordability. We will help you decide 
which you find more important: a 
fabulous spread with a few good 
threads or a full wardrobe with an 
apartment only you will see (assuming 
you can't have both). Part of being a 
Frugal Indulgent entails embracing 
compromise, which humbles your 
bourgeois soul. 

We will teach you the semiotics of 
housing advertisements; recount 
amazing tales of rental heroism, good 
fortune and disaster; and let you in on 
the key to finding the apartment of 
your dreams: Deal with a real estate 
broker only as a last resort. 

In nowhere but the real estate 
scramble is it more evident that milking 
every resource available to you is the 
way to find the best deal. This means 
broadcasting your plight to everyone 
you know. Find out who is tired 
of the city and moving to the 
'burbs or backwoods; which 
couples have decided to move in 
together or split apart. Befriend 
academic types who may have to 
surrender their places to go to 
Mongolia on a fellowship or to 
teach literature in the Southern- 
most University of Tennessee. 
You might not get a great deal on 
the first go-round, so always 
keep your eyes open for a better 
offer. Eating takeout in the 
kitchenette /bathroom of your 
three-month sublet is just a snack 
in a waiting room. Look out the 
window. You may think you're facing a 
brick wall, but it's really opportunity 
meeting your gaze. Once you get a 
sense of the neighborhood and make 
some contacts, you will soon be moving 
into the apartment of your choice. 
Besides, when you start out small, you 
can only improve, so call the Chinese 
restaurant across the street for some egg 
rolls and keep scanning the ads for 
places with a fully operating eat-in 


Once you've found your space, 
you've got to fill it. A house is not a 
home without fun furnishings. 
Whether you decide to buy, borrow or 
steal (from your family), there are 
strategies here for you that will ensure 
you are surrounded by all the pots, 
pans, chairs and other tchotchkes and 
furniture you can pack into your new 

If you've just moved to a new city 
and are not familiar with your sur- 
roundings, the language of the classi- 
fied ads can be misleading. Once 
you've assessed your housing budget, 
you need to find out what your money 
can really buy. Here is a list of the most 
frequently used terms in housing 
advertisements and what they really 
Balcony Fire escape 
Conv 1-BDRM Literally means 
"convertible one-bedroom." In real life, 
it is a studio. 

Cozy Also appears as "quaint" and 
"charming." Really means "minus- 
cule." Everything is within reach from 
the bed: You can turn on the sink and 
greet visitors without getting up. 

DRMN Doorman. Utterly 

Duplex A loft bed with a ladder. If it 
is a real duplex - a two-story apartment 
- it is more than likely to be out of your 
price range, even with roommates. 

EIK Eat-in kitchen, 
meaning you can pull 
a chair up to the 
kitchen counter for 

ELEV Elevator, not 
necessarily operating 
or affordable. 
Exposed brick. No 
wall hangings for 
you. Though some 
JHL brick walls are 

JM hk charming, in the true 

sense of the word. 
Beware of the apartment that resembles 
the basement of a comedy club. 

Flex 2 A possible two-bedroom 
apartment. Like the conv. 1 bdrm, more 
likely to be a one-bedroom with a walk- 
in closet. 

Health Club Either too expensive or 
equipped with a manual stairmaster 
(seventh-floor walkup). 
LRG See cozy. 

NR Water Near water. Flooding or 
leaking potential if they're being 

from we frvga 
lnduLg<errb' Lexicon 

&0UtAeS5ence In honor of the queen of 
grace, thb word signifies glamour at all times 
for all occasions. You run out to get the 
paper, but not before inning a scarf, sun- 
glasses. Lipstick and mules. t>o what if you 
haven't showered? 

Pficadenda Pecadencia b to decadence 
what intelligentsia is to intellects. The 
decadencia are in the know about splurging. 
frugaL-induLgently speaking. 

Pumpstfir The opposite of a hipster. A 
person who Wears ugly clothing Without the 
irony that WouLd elevate him or her to hip. 

EjcfrtendabLtf An expendable friend. If you 
find you are doing all the work in a relationship, 
that your generosity comes Without reciproca- 
tion and thb friend is of no use to you. he or 
she is exfriendable. 

ELxpfitTSfipL^rtatton The act of treating 
yourself and a friend Working in a field 
marginally related to yours to Lunch on the 
company card. 

(^LambkfexbvilS The ability to Look 
fabulous with the pobe to make it seem easy. 

Cjlambiv/aLfint Do I Look good or notP It's 
so hard to say. 

CjlanOTfixb HeNOSa An anxietaL dborder. 
not unlike agoraphobia, in which one misses 
social engagements due to one or more of the 
following problems-, a bad hair day, a fashion 
crbb. Laundry problems, acne and/ 'or blemishes, 
etc. There is a certain degree of self- 
importance operating here-. The sufferer feels 
that by going out, s/he can uglify the world in 
one fell swoop. 

Llfiin^b (rhymes With "c'est men) beyond 
heinous. This superlative b so strong that 
E_ngLbh cannot convey the sentiment, 
besides, it sounds better Frenchified, what 

Infajxrnaxi^n A means to Live in the know 
Without the bother of Learning firsthand, 
fathering infauxmation is the ultimate act of 
appropriation, just short of becoming a "poseur." 
You haven't read the book, seen the film or 
eaten at the restaurant, but you've read the 
reviews, synthesized the information and 
formulated a definitive opinion on rfc. 

honest. Also, near is a relative term. Is the water within sight yourself for having dropped two hundred dollars at Crate & 

of your building? Is it a body of water you'd want to be 
near? In Chicago, for example, is it near scenic Lake Michi- 
gan or the sludgy Chicago River? 

1 Month Free Rent Totally implausible. Lies, lies, lies. 

Prewar Which war? Revolutionary? World War II? It may 
look like the apartment got shelled. Moldings may be falling 
apart. Yellow water and fickle heat 

RentSTBLZ Rent stabilized. A 
rarity. You've scored big and long-term 
if you've found one of these. 

Spac. See cozy. 

WBF Wood-burning fireplace. Does 
not apply to our readership. You may 
have seen one of these on your high 
school trip to Vermont. Savor the 

W/VU With view. . .of the brick 
building next door and, if you're lucky, 
kinky neighbors. 
The J-Uuse of Dearth 

furnishing Y?ur Noo&e 

You've settled into a city, found 
yourself a home. Next stop: furniture! 
You need a place for your weary head, 
your wearying takeout, your clothes, 
books. There are several ways to go 
about this, and you'll be surprised to 
find what an inexpensive pursuit of 
happiness it is. 

Here are the things you need 
to buy right off: a bed, bookcase(s), a 
kitchen table. Sure, you can hold out 
for hand-me-downs, but who wants to 
sleep on the hard floor for weeks at a 
time? Stacking books, files and CDs on 
the floor gets a bit messy, and eating off 
the floor should be reserved for pets 
and Dustbusters. So these are worthy 

Once the minimalism wears 
thin, you may want to start filling your 
home with a few other items. These 
are those things you buy for pennies, 
and there are those you acquire from 
the curbside selection. Big money 
should not be spent on the following: 

Chairs Unless you have money to 
burn, never buy a chair. There is 
always an orphaned chair looking for a 
new home. 

Couches These plush items are often 
objets de curbside salvation or inherit- 

Desks, bureaus These can be picked 
up for pennies at the Salvation Army 
or stoop /garage /yard sales. 

Plates and silverware Often inherited 
from family members or accumulated 
from former roommates. While 
acquiring eating utensils may take 
some time, be patient. You'll kick 

20 The Archon - Spring 1997 

The TeVe £><?x of J-kusing 

If you think your housing situation is weird, take 
comfort in some of your favorite TV friends' 
Living situations: 

Three's Compart/ The topers, landlords to 
Cnr\ssy and Janet, are not keen on allowing a man 
to room with the girls in their two-bedroom. Jack 
Tripper does not want to pass up this great 
housing deal so he pretends to be gay. 

Barrell on a complete set of kitchenware when your mom's 
friend decides to put her pantry through a makeover and 
gives you a brilliant set of Fiestaware. 

Patience is not only a virtue, it is a key to metropoli- 
tan life. Often your material wishes for housewares will 
come through. While you are waiting for fate to intervene 

and drop a set of silver into your lap, 
collect plasticware from the local 
takeout restaurant. A few orders of 
hot-and-sour soup and curried chicken 
later, you'll have service for four. 

Save your money for rent, dinners, 
drinks, parties and clothes. Good 
furniture is something no money can 
buy, so don't. 

The &rady &unch A gay man and a diva share a 
bed and read Jonathan Livingston Seagull every 
night. They pack six kids into two bedrooms with 
the help of only one bunk bed. CventuaLLy the 
eldest son gets to move up to the attic to set up 
his hot bachelor pad. still leaving five kids to two 
rooms and one shared bathroom. With no toilet in 

I^ate and ALLie Two divorced women who are 
not sleeping together and their children share a 

d>osom ftuuiafcfS Tom Llanks and Peter t>colar\ 
move to the big city with little money. They find a 
quaint little hotel for Long-term residents whose 
rent ain't too shabby. There's only one problem-. It 
is a Women-only residence. They boys strap on 
breasts and wigs and kick up their heels. Problem 

Sesame Street P3ig &ird squats behind an 
apartment building and still has a houseguest 
management problem in N/|r. -fjnufflupagus. an 
unidentifiable creature who crashes in unexpectedly 
and leeches off his six-foot feathered friend. &ert 
and E_rnie Live together, bathe together and sleep 
together. Oscar the Crouch Lives in a modest 
garbage can. which Would be Listed in the 
classifieds as spac. conv. l-bdrm w/skyUte. 

The f^ary Tyler f^oore Show Our beloved 
news producer's studio apartment is a gem. but it 
is a studio nonetheless, and MTM sleeps on a 

jJappy Pays JJipster of his day Arthur fonzareLLi. 
known to most as "The fonz." scores an 
apartment a room cNer the garage of a rosy- 
cheeked all- American family. 

The h^onicees The band lives in an expensive 
bungalow with a spiral staircase. An example of 
why you shouLdn t oVerextend yourself even for a 
dreamy duplex with stained-glass windows. The 
rent is spirt four ways, and the boys are still in 
constant dire straits. 

The 6?dd Couple 6portswriting sLob Oscar 
tvjadison and neatnik control freak felix Unger move 
in together after their respective divorces. The 
apartment is grand, but the differences between 
the roommates irreconcilable. 


t is in the formation and dissolu 
tion of household unions (your 
own and those of others) that you 
have the best chance of getting great 
housewares for free. 

Get Married. When it comes to 
acquiring housewares, the easiest thing 
to do is get married. Williams-Sonoma 
does not have a living-together 
registry, so shacking up won't help 
you. Unless your lover has already got 
the goods, you're going to have to 
marry him to get other people to buy 
you that complete Calphalon set. 

Trickle Down. If you don't want to 
get married, consider cozying up to 
marrying friends. Many people have 
been living together already when they 
marry so they often have plates to 
discard when they upgrade to their 
bridal shower gifts. If you are a close 
enough friend that you will be on the 
receiving line at the wedding, there's a 
good chance you could also be on the 
receiving end of some decent hand-me- 

Divorce. When people divorce, they 
don't want to eat off the dishes that 
remind them of defeat. Neighbors, 
parents, friends - let the divorcing 
couples you know know that if there is 
any painful memory in the form of 
china, crystal or silver (they usually 
keep the pots and pans) you can 
remove for them, you'll be glad to do 

Get Roommates. If you can't form a 
legal union that would create an influx 
of copper pots to your home, create a 
union based on the convenience of 
another person's cookware. When you 
are interviewing prospective room- 
mates, always make sure to ask what 
they'll be bringing to the relationship 
and to the kitchen. 

Register. Once upon a time you may 
have cried when you received practical 
gifts in lieu of toys on your birthday 
Now the reverse should be true. Buy 
yourself the toys and make other 
people get you the practical stuff. The 
easiest way to ensure you'll get the 
proper model of the vacuum/mixer/ 
power drill you have your heart set on 
is to register for it. When Mom calls to 
ask what you want for Christmas, tell 
her the people from Crate & Barrell, 
Bergdorf-Goodman and Williams- 
Sonoma have that answer. Note: Don't 
sell yourself short by signing up for 
small things like utensils. As with 
restaurant food, if someone else is 
buying, shoot for the big-ticket items. 

The B>oston jJaggler 

Jennie is shocked to hear of friends 
who pay full price for things without 
even trying to talk the merchant down. 
Jennie buys only after she's made the 
merchant earn it. Here is the wisdom of 
her haggling ways: 

Choose your target. The right store: Go 
to a mom-and-pop hardware store, not 
Lechmere. Go to a boutique, not a 
chain store. Realize that in order to get 
a discount on most items, you must be 
speaking with someone in authority. 
The right items: You are not going to 
get a discount on a $20 toaster. You 
may get one on a $120 vacuum. No 
matter what kind of store you are in, it 
is only on the big-ticket items - furni- 
ture, electronics - that you can get in 
your best haggling. Employees are 
sometimes allowed to discount these 
expensive things, and they are eager to 
have you buy them because they get 

Remember that everything is negotiable. 
View price tags as suggestions. 

Knozv your stuff. When you've 
comparison shopped, you'll know if the 
merchant is in the ballpark or not and 
you'll be able to use the "I saw it in 
Macy's for fifty dollars less" line with 

Talk to the merchant. Even if you know 
exactly what you want, look around, 
get the merchant's advice - engage him. 
Act sincerely interested, but not too 

Ask what the real price is. Laugh at his 

Ask if they offer discounts for students/ 
locals/ journalists. Pick a category you fit 
into and ask if there is a special 
discount for it. 

Ask if there is a display model that is 
cheaper than the new model. 

Find damages on the item and ask if the price 
will be corrected for them. 

Play it up. Remember, you're 
acting. It helps to pretend you are Italian 
to get into the rhythm and melodrama of 
your role. Gesture a lot, look at the 
heavens and whisper, "Dio mio" or 
"Madonna mia," involve your family, 
mention shame and pride, mention the 
friendship and trust you felt was forming 
between you and the merchant, then say 
you will buy it at another store where they 
are reasonable. 

Be coy. Pretend you are dating. 
Flirt a bit; play hard to get. Head for the 
door. If you are urged back in, return 
cautiously. Continue the negotiation. If 
the merchant lets you leave, return the 
next day. Resume the negotiation. Repeat. 
If you can't get a discount, aim for a 
freebie or another item at a discount. It helps 
to buy things at the same place and time if 
you use this tactic. Then you can use the 
line, "But I'm buying a mixer and a food 
processor. Can't you give me a break?" 
You Can't Always C,et W/hai You Want. 
£>ut If You Try Sometime, you Just K/|ight Find, 
You Dominate 

Mick - the other Jagger - had it right. 
(We are paraphrasing his immortal 
observation.) Sometimes people will try to 
block your will. Don't let them. You have 
the upper hand; you know what you want, 
and you have the poise and confidence to 
get it. Follow this advice and you will 
prevail in nearly every conflict. 

Quietly insist. Assume that you will get 
your way and that there has been a 
misunderstanding. Don't raise your voice, 
but rather pleasantly explain why you are 
right and the other person is wrong. 
Sometimes the person will give in right 

Ask to speak to the manager. You must be 
speaking to a person of relative power in 
order to get things done. If the person to 
whom you are speaking isn't budging, 
chances are he or she can't change things. 
Managers usually can. Don't ask for the 
manager as a bluff or you may be called on 

Turn up the volume. In some cases, at the 
threat of a scene, people will relent and let 
you have your way. They don't want other 
customers to be upset by a disturbance. 
This is especially true at airports. 

Make a scene. When you were a child, a 
"scene" was known as a "temper tan- 
trum." The marks of a scene include broad 
gestures, shouting, crying and dragging 
other people into the fray. Use scenes 
sparingly. They are exhausting and ugly 
(try not to make one in front of a lover). 

LJCfilTSfi ko -blade A euphemism for "trust 

Llffl-PeferraL Plan (LPP) The act of 

putting "real" Life off for an indefinite period of 
time: graduate school, going abroad, driving 
cross-country, etc. college Loans are 
deferred, parents stili support you and credit 
card dependence is more acceptable than ever. 

L^serati Remember those kids in high 
school vMo made your Life a Living hell? \VeLL, 
they Live at N/|om and Pad's in the 'burbs With 
no pLans to mo\/e. get a reaL job or find new 
friends. They hang out at the Local pub every 
night, oblivious to the city just a few short 
tries away, and they've gotten flabby and duLL 
They comprise the loserati. 

N^audfi (adj.) describes how some people 
look in Vintage clothing, \v\aude is the opposite 
of rued. That is to say. they look more Like 
Kjaude's E>ea Arthur than The Avengers 'Diana 
Rjgg. Hot a good thing. 

hJtfUVteau Pauv/te A class of people who 
have the tastes and expectations of the 
bourgeousie Without the financial trappings. 
frugal InduLgents are of this class. 

P.^. W . Piece of Work. Someone who 
exceeds the call of idiocy. 

I?uasim0d£ A breath away from fashionable. 
You're Very close, but not quite at the finish 
Line. For example, great suit but bad shoe 
choice. A quasimode is not as bad as a 

•i>al.Vati<?n Armani Indulging, even if it means 
having to shake a tin cup in front of Neiman 
Ivjarcus. "because CarL had a moment of 
Salvation Armani when he bought that Paul 
•5mith four-button, single-breasted Linen suit 
against his better budget, he will be spending 
the summer couch-hopping (but doing so in 

•f^muLacra-Wfiar Clothing that is a copy 
for which there is no original. Think CJap 
pocket T-shirt. 

VVfifiLandbh A daring move that Would be 
outlandish if you Weren't pulling it off so Well. 
A La Piana. grande dame of red walls, pink 
bulletin boards and outrageous leopard-print 
fabric. "Your mango LaCroix bodysuit is 
positively VreeLandish. ELdina." 

They are often effective, however, so 
gauge the situation. If you think a 
scene will work and feel it must be 
done, give it a go. 

Write a letter; cc everyone. If you got 
rotten service on a flight, were prom- 
ised a massage at a gym but were later 
denied it or were mistreated in any way, 
consider writing a letter to remedy 
things. Letter writing gives you time to 
collect your thoughts away from the 
hysteria of the crisis and indicates a 
heightened level of concern. Anyone 
can shout at a service desk; few people 
do the work of finding out to whom a 
letter ought to go and sitting down to 
write one. Those who do are usually 
compensated - with an apology if 
nothing else. 

Write the names of the people you are 
sending copies to on the bottom of the 
letter so that your grievance is made 
more public and embarrassing for the 
offending party. Include the appropri- 
ate governmental agency, local media 
and /or friends who are lawyers. For 
example, if you were badly treated on 
an airplane, you should let the airline 
know that you are alerting the F.A.A., 
as well as national and local food critics 
to the shoddy service you were given. 


It looks so enticing: Free room and 
board, maybe transportation, too. 
Maybe a dog to adore you, a sibling 
to hang with. There's nostalgia, and - if 
you haven't seen them in a while - the 
sort of victory parade 
treatment offered 
conquering emperors 
returning from battle that 
makes siblings still living 
at home sick. 

Don't be fooled! 
Were the high school 
years the best of your 
life? Then why rush back 
to the place where they 
happened? Carefully 
weigh the following pros 
and cons before you buy 
that nonrefundable ticket. 

Parental Visit Pros 

Grown-Up Treatment The thrill of 
feeling like an adult as Mom and Dad 
eagerly push whiskey sours on you (as 
though you hadn't been drinking since 
sophomore year in high school) and ask 
for your two cents on what can be done 
to squelch the rebellion of your rascally 
younger brother (as though living away 

from home has given you new insight 
on or interest in child rearing). 

Making Mom and Dad Happy. That 
proud look in their eyes you haven't 
seen since right before the big fight at 
graduation makes it worth dropping by 
now and then. 

Making the Dog Happy. Here's love 
even more unconditional than that of 
your parents and someone to sleep 
with. Realize that the dog is like an 
inexpensive personal trainer. He's 
always prodding you to go for a walk 
or a run. Take him up on the exercise 

Archive Maintenance. Return often 
enough to ensure that nobody's 
touched your stuff. Who knows when 
you'll need to refer to the research you 
used for your thesis on Byzantium. 
Important: Never leave a journal of any 
kind in your parents' care. Remove to 
your apartment or destroy. 

Goods. Shopping for clothes with 
Mom, CDs with Dad. Arrive at your 
parents' home looking shabby enough 
to make your mother want to treat you 
to new clothing, but nice enough that 
she won't be embarrassed to take you 
to that new restaurant. 

Services. Free room, housekeeping 
facilities, car service, complimentary 

Spa/Artists' Colony. If your parents 
are low maintenance, you may be able 
to catch up on that sleep and finish 
your novel. 

Parental Visit Cons 
Loneliness, Nostalgic Depression, Ennui. 
You're not the only one 
who's changed. Friends 
have moved away. New 
buildings have gone up; 
I others have been torn down. 
Sometimes a childhood 
home doesn't live up to your 
rose-colored memories. You 
may find you have little to 
do other than knock around 
the house and rent movies. 
Is it worth risking social 
whiplash as your life 
screeches to a halt for the 
duration of your visit? 
Infantilization. Your 
parents will lapse into old patterns of 
behavior. As much as they treat you 
like an adult, they'll also treat you like a 
child. They'll remind you to stop at red 
lights, criticize your lifestyle choices, 
appearance, iable manners - anything 
to be parental. Some people we know 
have even been grounded on a week- 

end visit. 

Combat infantilization by bringing a 
buffer home with you. A buffer is any 
stranger in front of whom your family 
must be polite. The ideal buffer is your 
latest love interest; nothing puts parents 
on their best behavior like a new lover. 

Regression. You will lapse into old 
patterns of behavior. You may catch 
yourself whining to get your way, 
fighting with siblings over the car, 
"calling" for the bathroom /phone/ 
front seat/remote control. Are you 
behaving like a child because people are 
treating you like one or vice versa? It's 
hard to find the beginning of this 
vicious circle. 

Meddling. At home you face scrutiny: 
career inquiries, love life examination, 
hair advice, clothing evaluation and 
comparison to perfect siblings. At 
hotels they just want your signature. 

Jennifer Griffin (left) was graduated from 
GDA in 1987 and attended Colgate 
University, where she majored in English — 
a choice she blames on Mr. Finn. After 
taking a Raddiffe Publishing Seminar, she 
began working as an editorial assistant at 
HarperCollins Publishers in New York 
City. She has since become an editor at 
Macmillan Publishing, also in New York. 
Her first book, Frugal Indulgents will be 
featured in the July issue of Cosmopolitan. 

22 The Archon - Spring 1997 


Fading into those Tropical 

(continued from page 13) 

Master Teacher Alec White 

I remember the great day when 
he arrived at school dressed as a 
student for Halloween. He was 
chewing gum, wearing his cap — 
the Governor Dummer sign of great 
intelligence — backzvards, his shirt 
untucked and unbuttoned, an 
expression of brilliance on his face. 
He can always get a rise out of the 
kids when he does this — in a 
wonderful away. 

"For me personally, what I will 
miss is the great call (in French), 
"Courage, courage," that he would 
use to rally the troops so beautifully. 
It would always crack me up. It 
would come 
on the heels of 
some particu- 
larly obstinate 
individual, and 
Pierre would 
lift our spirits 
with that as we 
would leave the 
Office to meet our classes. 

"Elizabeth and Pierre are great 
supporters of the arts, and, even 
after she left the faculty, Elizabeth 
maintained a very strong interest in 
what the kids are doing. Elizabeth 
also has a great sense for 20 th 
century Mexican silver and a 
collection that is unmatched. She's 
almost a traveling store; she has 
magnificent taste. 

Academic Dean 
Brian Lenane 72 

Pierre was an essential 
member of the Square One 
Committee. His knowledge 
and background in education were 
instrumental in the formulation of 
the teaching philosophy and 
academic program at GDA. He was 
and is pragmatic and inspirational 
at the same time. He handled 

himself as a gentleman and true 
professional. It was great privilege 
to work with Pierre on this project. 
Elizabeth was teaching language 
study at GDA when I arrived as a 
freshman in the fall of 1968. She 
was a terrific instructor and ex- 
tremely insightful in working with 
"new boys." She helped me to 
learn grammar and to write more 
effectively — skills I still use today. 
Beyond her capabilities as a teacher, 
she is a sensitive, caring and 
supportive person who helped me 
adjust to the demands of GDA. 

Master Teacher Kathy Guy 

Pierre has always been an 
excellent, supportive, 
humane department head. I 
respect him because he's always 

"I once heard Elizabeth described 
in town as 'walking art.' I think 
she's just a very classy lady - 
tasteful, artful and an excellent 

Assistant Headmaster 
Edward Young 72 


respect [Pierre] because he's always held the stick a 
little higher, in the languages department, as well as in 
his teaching style; he always hopes for a little bit 
more. Kathy Guy 

held the stick a little higher, in the 
languages department, as well as in 
his teaching style; he always hopes 
for a little bit more. He always 
knew how to put people together 
who could work together and to be 
cohesive as a team, which is prob- 
ably the reason we have the most 
mature department on campus. 

"Pierre also has a keen political 
sense and a strong streak of wis- 
dom that came through in his 
dealings with us as individuals and 
in dealing with the demands of the 
school and life beyond. I think that 
one of his strengths was reacting in 
a crisis, and when there were crises 
around, he was always at his best. 

"The best description of Pierre 
comes from Pierre himself, when he 
says, 'I'm Italian and Swiss, and I 
depend upon the side I need to 
depend on at the time.' 

y feelings about Pierre and 
Elizabeth Baratelli remind 
me of the following lines 
from the play "Man of LaMancha." 
When Don Quixote is asked why he 
leads the life that he leads, he 
responds, " I hope to add a measure 
of grace to the world!" For me the 
Baratellis, in their very generous, 
unassuming, genuine and sincere 
manner have added a great deal of 
grace to the Governor Dummer 
community and to my life in 

particular. I 
remember, as a 
young student 
of both Pierre's 
and Elizabeth's, 
that I was 
transfixed by 
their very 
presence. The 
wit, the genuine 
love of life that 
each exuded and their personal flair 
all inspired me to want to know 
them and to want to learn from 
them. As I watched them in 
activities ranging from protesting 
the Vietnam War to conducting an 
exciting classroom exercise to 
engaging them in gentle conversa- 
tion about a play or other Humani- 
ties trip, they modeled what it truly 
means to be a renaissance person. 

Perhaps my greatest joy in 
returning to the Academy has been 
the opportunity to renew our 
friendship and acquaintance. I can 
only hope that I will have half the 
influence on my students that they 
have had on me. Although I am 
sure I will miss their presence here 
on the campus next year, I also 
know that I will always have fond 
memories of them to keep me 
company. Elizabeth and Pierre, God 
speed and God bless! 

The Archon - Spring 1997 23 

One voice: The 1977 Glee Club. 

Reiinion'97 (continued from page 10) 


History/Politics Carter pardons almost all Vietnam era draft evaders; Sir 
Anthony Eden dies; Czechoslovak intellectuals publish human rights manifesto and 
Czech police harass and arrest activists; Carter warns that energy crisis could bring 
on a "national catastrophe" and says Americans must respond with the "moral 
equivalent of war"; Indira Ghandi resigns; Yitzhak Rabin resigns, Menahem Begin 
becomes Israel's sixth prime minister; U.S. Department of Energy is formed; miliary 
overthrows Pakistan's goverment; Communist Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev is 

elected president of the Soviet Union, becoming the first person to combine those positions; G. Gordon Liddy is released from 
prison after 52 months; new Panama Canal treaties are signed; Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel, marking the 
first visit by an Arab leader to the Jewish state; Ed Koch elected New York mayor; U.S. seizes two Soviet fishing vessels, 
charging them with violating 200-mile fishing zone 

Arts Vladimir Nabokov dies; Zero Mostel dies; John Cheever: Falconer; Coleen McCullough: The Thorn Birds; David 
Mamet: American Buffalo; Michael Cristofer: The Shadow Box; Joan Crawford dies; TV: Roots; Peter Finch dies; Films: Rocky, 
Network, Star Wars, Annie Hall, Julia, Saturday Night Fever, Oh God; Groucho Marx dies; Charlie Chaplin dies; Elvis Presley dies; 
Erroll Garner dies; Bing Crosby dies; Maria Callas dies 

Science/Technology Space Shuttle Enterprise makes its first manned flight; Wernher von Braun dies; rings discovered 
around Uranus; Voyager I and II begin journeys to outer solar system; U.S. confirms testing of neutron bomb, which kills 
without destroying buildings; 2,300-year-old tomb of Alexander the Great's father is found in northern Greece 

Daily Life Scholastic Aptitude Tests show U.S. scores have been declining steadily since 1963; two Boeing 747s collide, 
killing 570 in the Canary Islands; offshore Norwegian oil well is capped aftering blowing out of control for eight days and 
spilling 8.2 million gallons; massive blackout in New York City leaves 9 million without power for up to 25 hours; oil flows for 
the first time through Alaskan pipeline; Tom Watson wins the Masters and his second British Open; Seattle Slezv wins the 
Triple Crown; Lou Brock breaks Ty Cobb's base-stealing record; Chris Evert wins her third consecutive U.S. Open and Bjorn 
Borg wins his second consecutive Wimbledon championship; Yankees defeat Dodger 4-2 in World Series; Courageous defeats 
Australia to retain America's Cup; Gordie Howe is first to score 1,000 professional career goals; Concorde begins regular 
sen- ice between New York and Paris and London 


History/Politics Argentina invades Falkland Islands, leading to month-long war with British; Israel returns Sinai to Egypt 
in accordance with the Camp David agreement; Israeli troops invade southern Lebanon; Alexander Haig resigns as Secretary 
of State and is replaced by George Shultz; Helmut Kohl unseats Helmut Schmidt as West German chancellor; Leonid Brezhnev 

dies and is succeeded by Yuri Andropov; bomb at Israeli military headquar- 
ters in Tyre kills 100; Lech Walesa is released from government detention 
and martial law is suspended in Poland; Reagan extends Soviet sanctions to 
Western European companies with contracts on the Siberian pipeline, 
causing a dispute with the European Community 

Arts John Cheever dies; John Gardner dies; Archibald MacLeish dies; Ayn 
Rand dies; USA Today begins publication; John Updike: Rabbit is Rich; Saul 
Bellow: The Dean's December; Tom Stoppard: The Real Thing; Vietnam 
Veterans' War Memorial is dedicated in Washington; John Belushi dies; 
Ingrid Bergman dies; Henry Fonda dies; Grace Kelly dies; Films: Chariots of 
Fire, On Golden Pond, E.T., Fanny and Alexander, 48 Hrs., Sophie's Choice, 
Tootsie, The World According to Garp; Thelonious Monk dies; Marty Robbins 
dies; Artur Rubinstein dies; Popular songs: Rosanna, Tridy, Up Where We 

Science/Technology 20 million U.K. elm trees (66%) are killed by 
Dutch Elm disease; Soviet spacecrafts land on Venus; human insulin is 
produced and marketed for the first time; Canada blames U.S. industry's acid rain for its environmental damage; the first 
heart-lung and kidney-pancreas transplants are carried out; Anna Freud dies 

Daily Life Seven-year antitrust suit leads to AT&T break-up; Boeing 737 crashes into the Potomac River, killing 78; Braniff 
Airlines and Laker Airways file for bankruptcy; Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes on takeoff from New Orleans, killing 153; 
Indianapolis 500 ends in closest-ever finish as Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by .16 second; Satchel Paige dies; EPCOT 
opens in Florida; New York Islanders win third consecutive Stanley Cup; Boston Celtics win NBA championship; Rev. Sun 
Ylyung Moon marries 2,075 couples in Madison Square Garden 

The big moment: The Class of '82 celebrates its final 
rounding of the Milestone. 


History/Politics Gorbachev campaigns for glasnost and perestroika; Reagan announces first trillion-dollar budget; 
Archbishop of Canterbury's envoy Terry Waite is kidnapped in Lebanon; Michael Dukakis enters Presidential race; three 
Marine guards at U.S. Embassy, Moscow, are charged with spving for K.G.B.; Sen. Gary Hart withdraws from Presidential 
race after reports of a liaison with Donna Rice; two Israeli Exocet missiles strike U.S.S. Stark, killing 37; West German teenager 

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lands small airplane in Red Square; Reagan calls on Gorbachev to tear down the wall; Nazi 
Rudolf Hess commits suicide in Spandau Prison, Berlin; George Bush enters Presidential 
race; Caspar Weinberger resigns as Defense Secretary and is replaced by Frank Carlucci; 
Boris Yeltsin is dismissed as Moscow's Communist Party head after publicly criticizing 
Gorbachev; U.S. Embassy in Moscow found to be bugged 

Arts James Baldwin dies; Alistair MacLean dies; Tom Wolfe: The Bonfire of the Vanities; 
Robert Harling: Steel Magnolias; Alfred Uhry: Driving Miss Daisy; van Gogh's Irises is sold for 
$49 million, followed by his Sunflowers for $37 million and The Bridge of Trinquetaille for $19 
million; Fred Astaire dies; Jackie Gleason dies; John Huston dies; Rita Hayworth dies; Danny 
Kaye dies; Lee Marvin dies; Films: Platoon, The Color of Money, Children of a Lesser God, Dirty 
Dancing, Fatal Attraction, Full Metal jacket, The Last Emperor, Lethal Weapon, Tin Men, Wall 
Street, The Witches of Eastwick; Bob Fosse dies; Liberace dies; Buddy Rich dies; Songs: 
Graceland, Bad, Higher Love 

Science/Technology Year is shortened by one second to conform with Gregorian 
calendar; South African gives birth to her own grandchildren (triplets) after her daughter's 
ova are implanted in her uterus; first portable computer weighing under two pounds is 
launched; last wild California Condor is trapped for breeding; Cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko 
returns to Earth after record 326 days in space 

Daily Life Jim Bakker resigns TV ministry after charges of adultery; Rev. Pat Robertson 
announces candidacy for the Presidency; Stars and Stripes regains America's Cup; Channel 

tunnel excavation begins; John Demjanjuk is convicted in Jerusalem for war crimes in Treblinka concentration camp; Baby M 
surrogacy case ends with surrogate mother losing; Microsoft's Bill Gates becomes microcomputing's first billionaire; court 
clears subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz of attempted murder; Klaus Barbie, the "Butcher of Lyons," is jailed for war crimes; 
"Black Monday" declared after world stockmarkets crash and Dow Jones average falls 508 points; North Korean bomb kills 
115 aboard a South Korean airliner 

Graduates: 87ers Chris 
Dobrosielski and Anita Russo 
pause for a photo amid the 
excitement of graduation. 


History/Politics Bush vomits on premier during visit to Japan; Wall Street Journal article raises questions about Clinton's 
avoidance of military service during the Vietnam war; Perot says he'll seek the Presidency, later withdraws; Clinton admits 
smoking marijuana but says he "didn't inhale"; House Ethics Committee finds that 355 current and former House members 
had written almost 20,000 overdrafts on House bank accounts; Quayle attacks Murphy Brown as "mocking the importance of 
fathers..."; Serbians begin shelling Sarajevo; Quayle advises a spelling bee contestant to add an "e" to the spelling of "potato"; 
Caspar Weinberger, former Secretary of Defense, is indicted in the Iran-Contra case; Bosnian government says 40,000 people 
have been massacred by Serbs since Bosnia-Herzegovina's independence 

Arts Katharine Hepburn: Me: Stories of My Life; Al Gore: Earth in Balance; David McCullough: Truman; John Gray: Men are 

from Mars, Women are from Venus; Rush Limbaugh: The Way Things 
Ought to Be; Madonna: Sex; Nigel Hamilton: JFK: Reckless Youth; John 
Grisham: The Firm, The Pelican Brief; Robertson Davies: Murther & 
Walking Spirits; Michael Crichton: Rising Sun; Robert James Waller: The 
Bridges of Madison County; Films: The Unforgiven, Howard's End, The 
Scent of a Woman, My Cousin Vinny, A River Runs Through It, Aladdin, 
The Crying Game, Death Becomes Her; Songs: Unforgettable, Something to 
Talk About; Losing My Religion 

Science/Technology Food and Drug Administration obtains 
moratorium on silicone-gel breast implants; two condors, bred in 
captivity, released into the wild to restore the birds to their natural 
habitat; NASA reports the danger of ozone depletion is greater than 
previously thought, and Bush orders CFC producers to end their 
production by 1995; Public Health Service reports that medical costs 
for AIDS patients average $102,000; 50th U.S. shuttle mission begins 
with a crew including the first black woman, the first married couple 
and the first Japanese citizen to ride in a shuttle 
Daily Life GM announces a loss of $4.45 billion; Mike Tyson is sentenced to six years for rape; Jeffrey Dahmer is sen- 
tenced to 15 consecutive life terms; Manuel Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in prison; John Gotti is sentenced to life for 
murder, extortion and obstruction of justice; Arthur Ashe announces he has AIDS; Leona Helmsley begins a four-year prison 
term for evading taxes; rioting, looting and arson sweep Los Angeles after a jury acquits four policemen of beating Rodney 
King; Johnny Carson retires; Navy and Marine Corps Tailhook Association members abuse 26 women; voters choose a portrait 
of young Elvis for a U.S. postage stamp; California is rocked by major earthquakes; Time Warner Inc. deletes the song Cop 
Killer from Ice-T album; Larry Bird retires; Hurricane Andrew claims 30 lives and damages 85,000 homes in Florida; Fay 
Vincent resigns as Major League Baseball commissioner 

Lookin' good: Members of the Class of '92 en 
route to the prom. 

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Those are the memories. Now here's what you have 
to look forward to at Reunion '97: 


3:00 - 10:00 p.m. Registration open, Perry Room, Phillips Building, 
their families. 

Class Headquarters Dormitories 
1 947, Old Guard Nannie B. Phillips 

1952,57,62,67 Peirce 

1972,77 Ingham 

1982,87,92 Eames 

5:00 p.m. Alumni/ae Glee Club Rehearsal 

with Art Sager and Ben Stone, Moseley Chapel 

6:00 p.m. Reunion Cocktail Party 
Under the tent, The Quad 

7:30 p.m. Reunion Class Dinners 

1947, Old Guard The Mansion House 

1972 James Duncan Phillips Library, Phillips Building 

1967 Frost Library, Frost Building 

1977 French Seminar Room, French Building 

1 987 Carl Youngman Gallery, Kaiser Visual Arts Center 

1952,57,62,82,92 Jacob Dining Hall, Phillips Building 

8:30 p.m. Evening Gathering in the Phillips Building 

Individual Class Parties at respective Class headquarters 

Residence halls open for Reunioners and 

Reunion '97 Special Events 

Panel: Education Then &. Now 

Saturday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., James Duncan 

Phillips Library, Phillips Building 

Special Tours: The New Pescosolido Library 

and the Mathematics-Science Center 

Saturday, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Annual Alumni/ae Glee Club Concert, 

with Art Sager and Ben Stone 

Saturday, I 1 :45 a.m., Moseley Chapel 

The Dinner and Dancing Extravaganza 

Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Alumni Gymnasium 

Art Exhibit: Elizabeth Mauser Leary '88 

Kaiser Visual Arts Center, 

Friday, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.; 

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - noon, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.; 

Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - noon 


7:00 a.m. Continental breakfast available for early risers, Jacob Dining Hall, Phillips Building 

8:00 a.m. Breakfast Jacob Dining Hall, Phillips Building 

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration table open Perry Room, Phillips Building 

9:00 a.m. 16th Annual Reunion Pie Race starts at the Frost Building, Middle Road entrance. Run 5 km under 23 

minutes for men, 27 minutes, 30 seconds for women, and win a freshly baked fruit pie. Children may run in the 

Tots' Trot 200m race. Hosted by Coach David Abusamra 
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Panel: Education Then & Now 

An alumni/ae panel will discuss decades of education in the United States. James Duncan Phillips Library, 
Phillips Building 
1 0:30 - I 1 :00 a.m. Annual Meeting of the Alumni/ae Under the tent, The Quad 
I 1 :00 - II :30 a.m. Memorial Service Honoring Departed Classmates Moseley Chapel 

I 1 :45 a.m. - 1 2:30 p.m. Annual Alumni/ae Glee Club Concert with Art Sager and Ben Stone, Moseley Chapel 
Parade of the Classes Immediately following Glee Club Concert, in front of Peirce 
12:45 p.m. Luncheon The Quad 
1 2:45 p.m. Champagne Luncheon for the Class of '47 and Old Guard Alumni with Peter and Dottie 

Bragdon, Mansion House 
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Tours of the new Pescosolido Library and the Mathematics-Science Center, softball, tennis, golf, 

Newburyport Harbor tour 
6:00 p.m. Cocktails and Class Pictures Pescosolido Field House patio and trophy room 
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Dancing Alumni Gymnasium. Music by Culture Jam 


8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Farewell Brunch Jacob Dining Hall, Phillips Building 
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Charles Morse Lee '35 and Kathy 
Arden, February 14, 1997. 

Ann K. Rooney '82 and Daniel J. 
McShea, April 5, 1997. 

A. James Tagg '85 and Kimberly 
Janes, March 22, 1997. 

David Graichen '91 and Dawn 
Erickson, September 28, 1996. 


Born to Kathleen and Gene Romero 
'67, a daughter, Kate Downey; 
March 4, 1997. 

Born to Patricia and E. Stephen 
Robinson '68, a daughter, Lauren 
Catherine; November 11, 1995. 

Born to Katherine Drummond and 
Steven Dunn '71, a son, Harry 
Steven; January 4, 1997. 

Born to Theresa and James Whitmore 
'72, a son, John Cyrus Frasier; 
October 23, 1996. 

Born to Laurie and Charles Bougas 
'81, a son, Robert Thomas; 
May 3, 1996. 

Born to Wendy and Keller Laros '81, 
a son, Russell Keller IV; April 26, 

Born to Robert and Jennifer 
Malamud Schaeffner '81, a son, Max 
Christian Schaeffner; November 10, 

Born to George and Molly Andrew 
Williamson '81, a daughter, Lucy 
May; November 22, 1996. 

Born to Kevin and Michele 
Montrone Cogan '82, a daughter, 
Colette Alyssa; August 15, 1996. 

Born to Josephine and Chapman 
Mayo '82, a daughter, Josephine 
Hazen; September 28, 1996. 

Born to Joseph and Heather (Vickers) 

Ryan '82, a daughter, Ashley Vivian; 
February 20, 1997. 

Born to Doug and Patricia Quinn 
McDonald '83, a daughter, Megan 
Patricia; February 7, 1997. 

Born to Suzanne and Bruce Turner 
'83, a son, Trent Harrington; 
March 11, 1997. 

Born to Terry and Laura Malay 
Murphy '86, a son, Grady Alexander; 
February 5, 1997. 


John Calderwood, class of 1927, died 
October 6, 1996. 

Randolph B. Dodge, class of 1934, 
died May 6, 1996. 

John P. Ingalls, Jr., class of 1936, died 
April 4, 1997 at the Spaulding Reha- 
bilitation Hospital in Boston. He was 
80. Born in Swampscott, he lived 
there all his life. After graduating 
from Governor Dummer Academy, 
he served with the Edson Raiders, 1 st 
Marine Raiders Battalion, the group 
that first landed on Guadalcanal 
during World War II. He was the 
president and owner of Ingalls- 
Cronin Co., which he eventually sold 
to Carter-Rice. He continued to serve 
as president of Carter-Rice until his 
retirement in 1987. He was a member 
of the Boston Paper Trade Association 
and was invited to serve on the 
advisory board of International Paper 
Co., Kraft Division. He was a 
Swampscott Town Meeting member 
for many years and served on the 
Swampscott School Committee for 
eight years. He served as chairman 
of the Swampscott Building Needs 
Committee and was chairman of the 

Memorial Day Parade Committee in 
1965. A chairman of the Swampscott 
Republican Committee and a mem- 
ber of the General John Chaisson 
Committee, he also was a member of 
the World War II Committee for the 
Town of Swampscott, the Marine 
Corps League, the American Legion 
and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He 
also was a member of the Tedesco 
Country Club, the Swampscott Beach 
Club and the Swampscott Club. He 
also was a member of the First 
Church in Swampscott, Congrega- 
tional. He leaves his wife of 53 years, 
M. Janet Ingalls; a son, John P. Ingalls 
III of Swampscott; three daughters, 
Pamela Leger and Nancy P. Gallugi, 
both of Swampscott, and Patricia 
Ingalls McGlynn of Oak Bluffs; a 
sister, Martha P. Butterworth of 
Hingham; and 10 grandchildren. 

Clarence N. Pickard, class of 1939, 
died December 4, 1996. 

John M. Barrell, class of 1946, died 
September 18, 1996. 

David A. Reed, class of 1949, died 
November 22, 1996. 

W. Duer Thompson, class of 1949, 
died in January, 1997 at Dartmouth- 
Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, 
NH, after succumbing to cardiac 
complications. Born in Concord, NH, 
he attended the University of Virginia 
after Governor Dummer Academy, 
graduating in 1953. He was a U.S. 
Army peacetime veteran, having 
served with a meteorological group 
during the post-Korean War period. 
He returned to Concord to join his 
family's business, Thompson & 
Hoague, where he worked until his 
retirement in 1981. He was a trustee 
and treasurer of the Timothy and 
Abigail B. Walker Lecture Fund, a 
former member and officer of the 
Concord Community Players, a 
former trustee of the Concord Public 
Library and an officer of the New 

The Archon - Spring 1997 27 

W. Duer Thompson '49 

Hampshire Library Trustees Associa- 
tion. He leaves two sisters, Frances 
Blakeney of Bow, NH, and Virginia 
Brown of Little Rock, AR, and several 
nieces and nephews. Memorial 
contributions may be made to the 
American Heart Association, 20 
Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester, 
NH 03101-2244, and Concord Hospi- 
tal, 250 Pleasant St., Concord, NH. 

Peter T. Steinwedell, class of 1950, 
died March 8, 1997 in West Hartford, 
CT. He was 65. Born in Cleveland, 
OH, and raised in Winnetka, IL, he 
organized the Radio Club while a 
student at Governor Dummer Acad- 
emy for which he earned the Bausch 

and Lomb Service Award. He also 
served as the manager for the soccer 
and basketball teams. After graduat- 
ing, he matriculated at Hamilton 
College, earning a B.A. in History. He 
later received a master's degree in 
education from Trinity College in 
Hartford, CT. After moving to the 
Hartford area in 1957, he taught 
history and social studies at E.C. 
Goodwin Technical School in New 
Britain for 23 years, retiring in 1986. 
He was an active volunteer for the 
American Cancer Society, receiving the 
Quality of Life Award for service in 
the Road to Recovery program in 
1993-94. He also was active in the 
New England Air Museum and was a 
docent for the Connecticut Historical 
Societv. He was a member of the Old 


Guard in West Hartford, the Lime- 
stone Trout club and the Fernleigh 
Lawn Bowling Club. He was a 
member of Trinity Episcopal Church in 
Hartford and a licensed chalicist and 
lay reader, ex-member of the vestry 
and he frequently led morning prayer 
services at Caleb Hitchcock Health 
Center at Duncaster in Bloomfield. He 
leaves his wife Katharine Steinwedell; 
a twin brother, William Steinwedell of 
Pasadena, CA; a son, David 
Steinwedell of Atlanta; a daughter, 
Anne McLagan of West Hartford; and 
five grandchildren. Memorial gifts 
may be made to Trinity Episcopal 
Church or the American Cancer 

Roland H. Sherman, class of 1953, 
died January 15, 1997 from cancer. He 
was a real estate analyst and industrial 
developer. He leaves a wife, four 
children, three step-children and 12 

Roland H. Sherman '53 

James Rugo, class of 1977, died 
suddenly September 3, 1996. Born in 
Beverly, MA, he lived in Marblehead 
most of his life before moving to 
Salem. After graduating from Gover- 
nor Dummer Academy, he attended 
the University of Massachusetts in 
Amherst. He leaves his parents, 
Lawrence and Jeredith (Stiver) Rugo 
of Marblehead; and three sisters, 
Kathleen Hennigan and Donna Marie 
Huet, both of Manchester-By-The-Sea, 
and Nancy Ann Rugo of Cambridge. 

James Rugo 77 

Peter T. Steinwedell '50 

28 The Archon- Spring 1997 

Class Notes 



Harold H. Audet 


511 Crocker Avenue 

Pacific Grove, CA93950 

(408) 373-5652 

Ted Bergmann, "Ike" Reunited 

Warren Lane '27 sent me a note with a bit 
of history about the Newburyport 
Turnpike. He told me that the inventor of 
the Stanley Steamer automobile used the 
hills near Danvers to test drive his cars. 
Warren said that if the cars went over 50 
m.p.h. it was hard to hold them on the 
road. I remember that in the late '20s, our 
Newburyport neighbor, Phil Kimball '10, 
used to brag that his powerful sedan 
could make those hills in high gear. My 
dad's car had to down shift to get over 
them. ▼ Last fall Jim McClellan'28 
visited the Brookgreen Gardens in South 
Carolina, and saw his portrait head that 
had been sculpted over 60 years ago. He 
said that the bust showed no signs of 
deterioration and it is permanently 
outdoors. The trip back to Ipswich was 
made via the Blue Ridge Parkway. That 
is a magnificent area, and I hope to see it 
again next fall when my granddaughter 
graduates from Radford University in 
Virginia. T John Healy '32 had a second 
hip replacement and became a great- 
grandfather all in the month of December 
1996. All went well with the surgery, and 
in March 1997 he flew to California to see 
the new baby. ▼ Jim Huxtable '33 spent 
the coldest of the winter months in 
Atherton, CA, and is now back in West 
Winfield, NY. The weather on the central 
coast of California was relatively mild 
this winter, but there was more rain than 
usual. T Charlie Somerby '37 and his 
wife Dorie are active in the Santa Rosa 
Historical Society. She is Vice President 
and he is the Treasurer of the Society. 
Weather in the Milton area of Florida has 
been less than ideal in the last two years. 
In 1995 they had two hurricanes, and in 
1996 they had two tornadoes. On one 
morning, the temperature rivaled the 
winter in Byfield. It dropped to six 
degrees Fahrenheit. T John Barrows '37 
writes that his golf game is getting 
progressively worse. In spite of regular 
lessons, his handicap is now 15. Most of 
my acquaintances who are senior golfers 
are very happy when they break 100 for 
18 holes. The few times I have played, I 
was lucky to hit the ball with a single 
swing and was surprised on the rare 
occasions when it went straight. T Hank 


ed Bergmann '37 (left) spent 36 
hours as an invited guest of the U.S. 
Navy aboard the nuclear-powered 
aircraft carrier U.S.S. Dwight D. 
Eisenhower, somewhere off the coast of 
Virginia in March. 

Bergmann was among a small group 
of invitees who had served under Gen. 
Eisenhower in the Supreme Headquar- 
ters Allied Expeditionary Forces 
(SHAEF) during World War II. 
(Bergmann was profiled in the fall 1995 
Archon [V-E Plus 50: The Only Witness] 
after he was invited to join in the 50 th 
anniversary celebration of the German 
surrender in Reims, France. He was 
feted as the only surviving witness to 
the signing of the surrender to be 
present for the celebration.) 

The SHAEF veterans were flown by 
twin-turboprop transport plane from 
Norfolk, VA, to a "trap" landing on the 
deck of the "Ike." After a day and a half 
of VIP tours of all the ship's systems, 
the group departed in similar fashion: 
The catapult launched their airplane 
from a standstill to approximately 130 
knots in only a couple of seconds. 

Among the impressive details the 
Navy shared with Bergmann and his 
group: The 1 , 092-foot Eisenhower 
cruises at more than 30 knots, has a 
deck area of 4.5 acres, has four 
propellers measuring 21 feet in diam- 
eter and 22,000 pounds each and can 
go 1 8 years - yes, 18 years - without 

Cleaveland '38 is still busy providing 
out-patient help to drug and alcohol 
addicts. He finds that this work can often 
be rewarding, but at times it can be 
frustrating. I wonder how many of our 
pre-1939 group are still actively em- 

Donald W. Stockwell 


8 Country Hill 

Brattleboro, VT 05301 

(802) 254-5504 

It is with great sadness that I report the 
death of our fellow classmate, Clarence 
N. Pickard, on December 4, 1996 after a 
long battle with cancer. I have extended 
our sincere condolences to Pick's wife 
and family in Worcester, MA. ▼ This is 
the last Archon for the school year, and 
although I had hoped more of the Class 
would respond to my plea for news, I do 
appreciate those of you who did reply, 
because I think it's interesting and fun for 
us old timers to keep in touch. ▼ John 
Gannett continues to keep busy with 
plans for a pig roast in observance of the 
U.S.C.G. Auxiliary Flotilla's tenth year of 
existence at Ocala, FL. His wife Pat was 
involved with the annual Maine-Florida 
picnic which was held on Presidents Day. 
Following those little events comes a trip 
across Florida and then a board meeting 
in Portland, ME. They will keep busy 
with the return of their #1 daughter to 
Florida, at which time they'll begin fixing 
up an old house her great-grandfather 
built many years ago. John, with this in 
mind, I'm glad you had time to write. T 
Dave Ellbogen asks if any one can top 
getting a divorce at age 75. Apparently 
that's what is new with Dave. Besides 
that minor detail, he has been busy 
working out, tutoring at a local school 
and attending Northwestern University's 
Institute for Learning in Retirement, 
where he has been conducting classes. 
Incidentally, he adds that he has recently 
seen Chuck Goodrich, another '39er. ▼ 
Tom Tenney continues to enjoy the good 
life in Ponte Vedra but laments he has not 
seen a soul from GDA. Cheer up, Tom. 
Henry Payson may soon be looking for 
room and board, and if the price is right, 
he'll be heading your way. We hope you 
will head Byfield way for our 58 th . It 
would be great to see you. In fact, I'll 
treat you to a little libation. T Jack 
Dunlap thinks our classmates are grateful 
for the job I'm doing as Secretary. I 
appreciate those kind words, but if 
someone else in the Class should like to 
experience frustration, I'll be glad to 
relinquish this little duty. Jack has been 
home in Harpswell, ME, for the winter, 
but come May he and his wife plan a trip 
down the Ohio River from Cincinnati to 
St. Louis. He keeps busy tinkering with 
his computer, and seems to be learning 

The Archon - Spring 1997 29 

Class Notes 

what keys to punch and is able to get 
around on the Internet pretty well. T 
Now for John Klotz. He has been in 
Florida this winter as well as St. Louis 
with some of his tennis cronies and, 
although spending some time in Bryn 
Mawr, PA, he will go back to Florida in 
March for a few days. I'm a little disap- 
pointed he didn't get into details of his 
social life, which heretofore seemed 
overwhelming to a country boy like me. 
▼ John Koslowski sent me a nice note 
telling me that the golden years have not 
treated him too kindly lately Although 
he is having some medical problems, he 
is still active in his tennis business (14 
courts in Winchester, MA) and is looking 
forward to trouncing anyone on the golf 
course this summer. He does like the 
handicap system, so beware! Incidentally, 
his wife Stasia is giving him TLC. ▼ Phil 
Simpson and his lovely wife Sue have 
been in Kissimee, FL, for the winter, 
enjoying sunshine and gently swaying 
palm trees with such activities as tennis 
and Jacuzzis taking up some of their time. 
He will be at Sugarloaf Mt., ME, in 
March, then to N.Y.C. to attend auditions 
for the Boothbay Harbor summer theatre. 
They will then be in Florida until 
returning to Maine for the summer. Alice 
and I will join them at GDA June 13 th for 
our 58 th . Hopefully some of you will be 
on hand even if only to see and hear our 
dazzling performance at the Alumni/ae 
Glee Club concert. It will be an event you 
will long remember. No snickering, 
please. ▼ As for me, it has been home in 
Vermont all winter. Another grandson 
has recently been added to the family, 
which means more babysitting. Many 
community interests keep me busy, along 
with a sideline of vacuuming and 
mopping floors. We plan to spend a 

couple of weeks in Greece in April, which 
should invigorate us to make the trip to 
Byfield in June, where we hope other 
classmates will join us for our 58 th . 


William H. Torrey 


112 Fire Island Avenue 

Babylon, NY 11702 

(516) 669-4339 

Tropical event: Attending a GDA luncheon in Sarasota, FL, in 
April were Lew Harrower '41 , Judy Haas, Walter McGill '43, Betty 
McGill and Dick Haas '44. 

A. Roland Will was recently awarded the 
Collie Campbell Memorial Award for his 
contributions to the sport of curling, the 
Scottish game played on ice with heavy 
stones. Dap began curling 45 years ago in 
the Albany /Schenectady area, where he 
helped to found the Albany Curling Club. 
After moving to Connecticut, he became a 
founding member of the Nutmeg Curling 
Club in Darien. T Ben Wright is also an 
active curling expert (second only to Dap 
Will). Ben was off to Nagans, Japan, for 
World Speed Skating at the invitation of 
the International Skating Union. Ben is 
active in patriotic societies (Mayflower, 
Colonial Wars). Sounds as though he's 
living a very active life. Keep it up, Ben. 
▼ Jim Quirk's wife Ginnie writes as Jim 
is in a nursing home. Exciting news is 
limited, but indeed they have their 18 th 
grandchild as of September and their 
grandchildren include 1/8 Cherokee, 1/4 
African-American, two Koreans, one 
Peruvian and one Guatemalan. They are 
justly proud of their children, and how 
rewarding they have been for all con- 
cerned. I'm sure a note to Jim and Ginnie 
would be most appreciated. T Dave 
Solomon and his wife Ronnie have sold 
their house of 27 years and are now living 
in a townhouse on a golf course. Dave 
still spends three days a week on pet 
^^ geriatrics projects 

and the study of 
aging. (Maybe we 
should all keep in 
close touch with 
Dave.) We're not 
doing badly for a 
class that's now 57 
years past gradua- 
tion. T Every year 
is unique in his part 
of California, 
reports Bob Little. 
In the '80s and '90s 
it was drought, and 
currently their 
heavy rains and 
lack of levee 

maintenance have produced serious 
flooding. The woodlands are higher than 
the surrounding valleys, and therefore his 
home is not in danger of flooding. Bob 
sends his best to all. ▼ Living an idyllic 
life on Kiawah Island, just south of 
Charlestown, SC, reports George Stobie. 
George is a daily golf player with wife 
Patricia and for kicks switches to tennis. 
(How do you do it, George?) ▼ Fred 
Stanger writes from Daytona, FL. All is 
well. He has retired from real estate and 
then his penmanship left me hanging. 
Sorry, Fred. T Thanks to all who've 
responded. I don't recall who taught 
penmanship during our days at GDA, but 
he should never have survived tenure. 
Please print or type your next letters. My 
wife has helped me to no end in these 
interpretations, and I apologize if I've 
missed out on some of your news. It's 
snowing as I write, but just 17 days 'til 
spring. My best regards to all. 


R. Andrew Little 
RD #3, Box 336 
Little Falls, NY 13365 
(315) 823-1662 

Neal Cox: "Active in Rotary: going to 
International Convention in Glascow, 
Scotland in June. Just returned from a 
week of golf in Myrtle Beach, SC, in the 
'70s (temperature) to get away from 
lingering winter in Connecticut. Enjoy- 
ing my little business of repairing/ 
restoring old cameras at home." ▼ 
Edward Flynn: "Lots of golf. Wife Anne 
taking lessons! Navy League - staying 
healthy! Go Miami Dolphins!" ▼ Guy 
Nichols: "I continue to play tennis 
regularly and will participate in outdoor 
tennis soon! I expect to see Jim Monroe 
on a regular basis during the spring and 
summer tennis." T George Siganos: 
"Greetings from sunny Italy. Have been 
most impressed by the outpouring of 
wealth in the building of cathedrals and 
palazzos. No wonder the peasants 
revolted. The artwork is fantastico." T 
Andrew Little: "Our last Elderhostel was 
at the Summit of Mount Greylock. Did 
some hiking and studied astronomy. 
Went to Williams College observatory for 
eclipse of the moon." 

30 The Archon - Spring 1997 

Get together: Dottie Bragdon poses with 
Gordon Hoyt '44 and Cynthia Hoyt during 
November's GDA reception in Westchester. 


Seward E. Pomeroy 


29 Berwick Lane 

Worcester, MA 01602 

(508) 752-7469 

Continuing with our discussion begun in 
the winter issue about our days at 
Governor Dummer and our applications 
to colleges, it is interesting the number of 
us who applied to only one college. We 
must appear, I'm sure, to our kids as 
having been very confident! T Bill Hill 
was one of those who applied to a single 
college (Bowdoin) and got in. On the 
other hand, he had applied to two schools 
before entering GDA. Bill lived senior 
year in Perkins, and his favorite courses 
were math and sciences. In athletics he 
was especially interested in football, and, 
as we all will remember, was involved 
with the varsity team as manager. Bill's 
thoughts about the Sunday of the attack 
on Pearl Harbor centered around what 
now became a very uncertain future, and 
what was going to happen to his extreme 
efforts to succeed. Governor Dummer 
gave him new outlooks on his ability to 
mix with men of different walks of life, 
locations, backgrounds and thoughts. 
With the war now a major element in our 
lives, Bill found that he was growing up 
fast, and appreciated the maturity of the 
masters at GDA. ▼ Derek Lagemann 
applied to three schools, including 
Deerfield and Governor Dummer. 
Deerfield being filled, Mr. Boyden 
suggested GDA, where a former master 
from Deerfield, Ted Eames, had become 
Headmaster and was putting the South 
Byfield school on the map. Derek also 
lived in Perkins, and his favorite courses 
were physics, history and music. Natu- 
rally, he was in the Glee Club. He also 
applied to only one college - Amherst. 
Soccer and lacrosse were his favorite 
sports. After Pearl Harbor, Derek knew 
that he would be in college about the time 
we were graduated from GDA in June. T 
Ted Stitt crowded all the answers on his 
card, plus a virtual book of activities and 

events in his life, several relating to our 
Amherst reunion last June and also to 
people who were in the V-12 program 
at Williamstown. He had applied to 
two schools and entered GDA because 
space was available at the time he was 
applying. His senior year he dormed 
in Commons I. American history was 
his favorite subject and football his 
favorite sport. Ted applied to two 
colleges, was accepted at both, and 
attended and graduated from Amherst. 
Governor Dummer gave him "the 
basics for maturing." Ted entered 
freshman year in 1938 with five others 
who at that point composed the entire 
Class of 1942. (The others were Dick 
Coffin, Bob Harris, Brent Kuhle, John 
Mortimer and Norton Cushman.) Ted 
was not only in the Glee Club, but was 
Assistant Manager senior year. In his 
additional notes, Ted said he was 
planning to meet Art and Frieda Sager at 
their home in Florida just before Thanks- 
giving. I'm sure this went well. T 
Frequently, I tend to forget that I was in 
this class, and so don't put down my own 
answers to my own questions. In my 
case, I looked at three schools before 
choosing Governor Dummer: 
Westminster in Connecticut, because a 
friend in Worcester was attending there, 
and Deerfield. Governor Dummer won 
out almost entirely because of the 
personality of the master who took us 
around. Fred Stott really knew how to 
sell the school, and from that walk 
around the attractive campus in 1941, 1 
knew this was where I wanted to go. 
That fall, my room was in Duncan, up on 
the second floor, and my first class was in 
the basement with Buster Navins in 
advanced German. It turned out to be my 
favorite course, and I went on to Amherst 
and became a German major. Amherst 
was also the only college I applied to, and 
we started there about a week after 
graduating from GDA. My year at 
Governor Dummer gave me a good deal 
of confidence and a basis for building on 
this over the next several years in college 
and the Navy. ▼ The last card came in 
from Norton Cushman, who had also 
looked at Deerfield, where Mr. Boyden 
suggested he go to Governor Dummer 
("Go east, young man!"). Norton lived 
senior year in Commons I. His favorite 
subject was physics, which became the 
beginning of a career. At school, football 
was his favorite sport, and when replying 
to how GDA had helped him in maturing, 
he wrote, "Wonders, but not enough to 
keep me out of trouble." On December 7 th 
in 1941, Norton's thoughts quickly turned 
to how he could get involved in the Air 

Corps. Was he in the Glee Club? "Yes, 
but Mr. Sager said to sing softly." T What 
a great line. I really can't top that, so will 
sign off here wishing you all a happy 



Benjamin B. Brewster 


88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360 

(508) 746-1306 

Steven K. Kauffman 

137 Jefferson's Hundred 
Williamsburg, VA 
(804) 220-9013 

Pinky Whitney reports he missed his old 
buddy from Camp Winona and GDA 
classmate Jim Eaton at this year's New 
England Boat Show, where, except for one 
year out for heart attack recuperation, 
Pinky has been "on the floor" each year 
for 40 years running. He says he sees 
Ruth and Bill Curwen occasionally and 
reminisces about the "good old days" 
living in Ambrose House, when the 
bicycle was their escape from extra 
campus work. His son Randy Whitney 
'70 tells him his granddaughter Catherine 
is thinking of going to GDA. ▼ Warren 
Perkins and Rheau Nell are staying close 
to Houston after a number of excursions 
to Mexico this year. After Copper 
Canyon, Belize (bonefishing there), 
Guatemala (visited Mayan Tikal ruins), a 
wedding and visit with old friends in 
Mexico City and trips to Oaxaca and 
Cuernavaca, he says they are still 
enjoying good health. (With a schedule 
like that they had better be in good 
health.) YMalcolm von Saltza reports a 
mild winter in Maine and says he is 
celebrating the increasing daylight. He 
plans a new house about ten miles away. 
A 1774 barn is now being moved onto the 
property so he can store "favored 
possessions" and work with his hands. 
Forestry on 400 acres is his main interest, 
and he is hoping one of his four children 
will carry on. Three of his kids live in 
Maine and one in mid-Manhattan. He is 
tramping around the woods again after a 
successful hip replacement a year ago. 
He usually gets in a yearly sail with Ed 
Tarbell, but his son filled in this year. 
(Glad you're back up and running, 
Malcolm.) T Nathaniel Dummer says 
when you lose your balance and fall, 
don't leave your fingers sticking straight 
out. In July he broke the fourth and fifth 

The Archon - Spring 1997 31 

Class Notes 

digits of his left hand - a twisting break 
(Ugh!). He's right-handed, so he got by 
okay with one hand for a while. Almost 
all better now. T Homer Gibbs spent 
February and March in Marathon in the 
Florida Keys and now is back in 
Boothbay Harbor in Maine. "The tarpon 
have been rolling, and fishing is pretty 
good this winter. "▼ Austin Curwen 
(Tabor '84) says his father Dr. William L. 
Curwen, is doing well after finally 
retiring in June '96. (The reason Austin 
wrote is that GDA is sending Bill's mail to 
his address.) T Len Plavin says he is 
"avoiding Florida like the plague!" 
(Careful Len, I avoided New York City 
my whole Navy career and then ended 


Richard A. Cousins 


71 Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(508) 462-4542 

In Florida: Gathering for a GDA reception at the home of Betty 
and Wells Bates '35 in Naples, Florida, in April were (standing, 
l-r) Jim Deupree '38, Marilyn Schumann, Wells Bates, M.L. 
Deupree; (seated, l-r) Bob Schumann '40, Nancy Bruce, Bob 
Lyle '40, Betty Bates, Ken Bruce '48, Thelma Lyle and Bob 
Billewicz 72. 

up spending 12 exciting years there.) He 
says the aggravation of golf can wait 'til 
spring. (In Lewiston, ME, he will be 
waiting a while!) He works when he 
wants to. His wife directs the dance 
program at Bates and the academic 
connection enhances life. He is thinking 
about tearing out (eliminating) the 
kitchen in the house, since they don't use 
it enough to warrant the space. T Court 
Cross (I wonder if he still carries all those 
baseball stats in his head) says he and 
Midge just returned [to snow in New 
London, NH] from spending January in 
Sea Island, GA. He suggested we check 
out Portman's House there on the beach. 
While visiting Sea Island in February, we 
did. The famous architect's house is a 
white, modern monstrosity, completely 
out of character with the neighboring 

Brad Roberts reported in February that 
he had just returned from a week in 
Hawaii to celebrate his 70 th birthday. 
There were 11 members of both sides of 
the family to wish him well. T Sy 
Symonds, a New England Patriots season 
ticket holder, attended Super Bowl XXXI 
in New Orleans. His message: "Wait 
until next year." The words of a true 
New England sports fan. ▼ Arch 
Kingsley reports his son, Arch, Jr., will be 
riding "Corridgio" in 
the Carolina Cup on 
April 12 at Camden, 
SC. "This horse won 
the Eclipse Award as 
best steeplechase 
horse last year."T 
Bill Barrell called 
with the sad news his 
brother Jack Barrell 
'46 died September 
18, 1996 after a long 
illness. Bill has five 
grandchildren and is 
"busy keeping in 
touch with them." ▼ 
Lou Hamel, in 
conversation with 
Don Palais, reports 
he is now partly 
retired. His growing 
family includes five 
children and seven 
grandchildren, and another expected 


George E. Duffy II 


2332 Chrysanthemum St. 

Tucson, AZ 85737 

(520) 825-4710 

Samuel C. Gwynne, Jr. 


P.O. Box 2 

East Falmouth, MA 02536 

(508) 548-4775 


50th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

(Washington, D.C): "I'll Be There." From 
Dave Wilcox (Cape Cod): "I'll Be There." 
From Les Richard (Wisconsin): "I'll Be 
There." From Jack Dowse (Tennessee): 
"I'll try my best to Be There." From Dana 
Mayo (Maine): "I'll Be There if God is on 
my side." Add these names to those 
previously heard from, a list that includes 
Bob Peale from Arizona, Allen Hughes 
from California, Jay Curtis from Chicago, 
plus "Portland-to-Providence" corridor 
residents Bailey, Deering, Dunker, 
Gaffney, Gwynne, Hall, Harlow, Knott, 
Knowlton, Patterson, Philbrick, Soper, 
Sutton and Welch. So the rest of you 
stalwarts: Let's go! Come join us! For 
information, call the GDA Alumni/ae 
Office (508) 465-1763. This is the last call! 
We want every able member of the Class 
of 1947 to "Be There!" 


S. Kenneth Bruce, Jr. 


1299 Foxfire Lane 

Naples, FL 34104 

(941) 643-7746 

Some recent entries in the Be There! 
Sweepstakes: From Charlie McLaughlin 

By the time you read this, we'll be back 
up in New England until mid-October. 
Our address is P.O. Box 1100, Block 
Island, RI 02801, (401) 466-5917. If you're 
sailing our way, give me a call. T 
Received an update from Jarvis Lambert, 
who is still in St. Louis and has retired 
from Brown Shoe Co. after 25 years. He 
and his wife Abby are about to celebrate 
their 40 th wedding anniversary. They 
have five children and five grandchil- 
dren. Jarvis still plays tennis three times 
a week despite an ongoing battle with 
Parkinson's. But he says, "Life is good!" 
▼ Bill (Wild Bill) Elliot found a pen and 
writes that he and Shirley-Mae live in 
Nevada City, CA, where he is retired after 
a very active career as an orthopedic 
surgeon. Bill says he is "active in the 
community, does volunteer work for the 
Sierra Club and other non-profit founda- 
tions." We visited with Bill and Shirley- 
Mae last June and had a wonderful time 
catching up on each other's lives after a 
lapse of almost 45 years. Nevada City is a 
unique and historic part of California. 
Bill plans to be back for our 50 th ! ▼ Pete 
Houston has volunteered for work on our 
50 lh and will be there in person! Pete and 
Marion went to Boston in early March for 
a storytelling conference and got caught 
in a snowstorm. He says, "I can see no 
reason to return to that area ever again 
between the months of November and 
April. On the other hand, June '98 would 

32 The Archon - Spring 1997 

be just fine." ▼ From down in Santa Fe, 
NM, we heard from Webster Kitchell that 
"Santa Fe is still a good place to be, and I 
enjoy ministering to the Unitarians." His 
second volume of coyote stories was 
published in the summer of '96. On the 
sober side, Webster writes of his wife 
Nancy's recurrence of cancer and the 
crisis it has brought to their lives. We all 
wish them an extra portion of strength 
and good luck in this time of stress. T 
Received a lot of material from Dick 
Macnair, who lives in Cambridge, MA, 
and is a retired research chemist. He 
worked mostly with the U.S. Army and 
specialized in protective clothing. Dick 
has authored many technical reports, 
journal articles and patents and is active 
in the New England Institute of Chemists. 
In retirement, he has focused on horticul- 
tural activities, including the New 
England Flower Show and as Secretary of 
the American Begonia Society. ▼ "See 
vou in South Byfield June 13-15," says 
Bill Richter from up in Manitowoc, WI. 

▼ At the head of our class alphabetical 
listing is Dick Attwill, who writes from 
"the most creative city in the world, i.e., 
Los Angeles." He says, "I'm working as 
an actor in film, television, theater and 
commercial and interactive media." He 
has traveled extensively in Europe, 
Canada and the U.S. "If all goes well, I'll 
be in South Byfield for the 50'\" Maybe 
Dick and Dave Ellsworth, who is also an 
actor, could team up with any other 
interested classmates to write a script 
(skit) for our 50 ,h . T Bob Hill says, "I'm 
finally beginning to think about packing 
it in after 42 years in the insurance 
business." Bob and Mary live in 
Naugatuck, CT, and have a condo just 
north of me in Ft. Meyers, FL. Bob has 
volunteered to help and will be at our 
50"\ T Our Class negotiator has to be Bill 
Lindquist. He writes, "In your recent 
letter you asked for help on the Reunion 
Committee. I'll do it in trade for not 
having to write about some uninteresting 
activity." Okay, Bill, you win. It's a deal. 

▼ Last but not least, I just got off the 
telephone from talking with Peter 
Wagner, who winters a few miles from 
where we live in Naples. Peter went to 
GDA '45-'47 and did not graduate in '48 
as he transferred to a school in New 
Jersey. He then went to Dartmouth - 
class of 1953. Most of the year he spends 
in Bainbridge Island, WA, sailing Puget 
Sound, San Juan Islands and Desolation 
Sound, Canada. In between Florida and 
Washington, they spend some time in 
their native Rockport, MA. We plan to 
have lunch there someday soon and hope 
to get him back to GDA for our 50 th . T In 

closing, I had a short letter a few months 
ago from Arch des Cognets '49, Class 
Secretary, and my roommate at Yale. He 
is beginning to talk about their 50 th in 
1999. Hopefully, Arch and all those who 
can will join us as well at our 50 th June 12- 
14, 1998. Arch is "semi-retired," whatever 
that means, i.e., consulting for his old 
company, United Asset Management out 
of Boston. For the near future, he is 
spending six months in Australia, Hong 
Kong and Singapore and six months in 
Boston/Williamstown. T We need your 
help! The following classmates have 
moved without leaving forwarding 
addresses. They are missing out on all 
communications and, of course, our 50 th . 
If you can provide any information on 
their whereabouts, please let me know: 
Ed Brazier, Alexander Carver, Christo- 
pher Farny, Richard Griffiths, Frank 
Kenney and Bruce MacQueen. T Have a 
great summer! Between now and the 
next issue we will have done a lot of 
organizing/planning for June 12-14, 1998. 
Any ideas or suggestions, please call me 
or Tom Magoun. We'll stay in touch. 
Hope you stay in touch. Make plans 
now! T P.S. Just before mailing this to 
GDA, I received a long and informative 
letter from Fred Beaudry. I'll cover it in 
the next issue. Thanks, Fred! 


Archer B. des Cognets 


P.O. Box 654 

Williamstown, MA 


(413) 458-9244 

The best letter I have received as yet as 
Class Secretary came in from Bob (Oscar) 
Hamel, and I will quote it in its entirety: 
"I'm on my way to Florida and Mexico, 
and I don't know when I'll be back." I 
love that attitude. T A note from Carlton 
(Bud) Reed may well put him in the 
running for champion grandfather - 16 
grandchildren at last count. Bud and wife 
Betty live in the old family home in 
Woolwich, ME, in semi-retirement. They 
have an exciting trip planned in March to 
South America to go around the Horn. T 
Mansfield Smith is continuing to garner 
kudos in his special field of medicine, and 
was recently named an honorary member 
of the Royal Society of Medicine - one of 
fewer than a dozen Americans to be so 
honored in this 200-year-old scientific 
association of British physicians. T Al 
Hollis summed it up beautifully: After 40 
years of six-day weeks, it seemed time to 
step aside from the full-time ministry and 
retire. As we say in Australia, Al, "Good 
on ya'." ▼ Pete Statler may have it the 

rightist of all of us - retirement on 
beautiful Kauai, that westernmost of the 
Hawaiian isles. He cannot be too far from 
Poipu Beach - one of the loveliest on the 
island - as wife Brenda is employed at the 
Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course, home of 
the Grand Slam of golf. ▼ Bud Frame 
expects to be in Hong Kong May 8-11. He 
has been asked by the "PRC" to assist in 
the transfer of power on July 1 - big 
doin's. T I am continuing with my U.S./ 
Australian thing. I am writing this in 
sunny Melbourne on St. Patrick's Day. 
Fall weather is in the air. We'll be 
returning to Williamstown around May 1 
for a few months - maybe even some 
time on the Cape. June 1999 is just 
around the corner. Keep the news 


Alan F. Flynn, Jr. 


1 Katherine Road 

Rehoboth, MA 02769 

(508) 252-6482 

Elliott Williams followed his recent 
postcard with a full page letter regarding 
his exploits since "graduating from prep 
school in June 1996 after 18 years at 
Cheshire Academy." After moving to a 
condo in Palm Bay, FL, at the end of June, 
he and Mary left in mid-July for 
Yellowstone National Park and Old 
Faithful Inn. Mary worked at the front 
desk, while Elliott was a host in the 
dining room. With two days off each 
week, they explored all areas of the park 
before departing on the 21 st of October. 
"The temperature that day was two 
degrees below zero and there was three 
inches of snow on the ground." Elliott 
found the fall weather more appealing in 
Florida, where he worked on improving 
his golf game and developing his 
educational consulting business. They 
plan to return to Yellowstone in the 
summer of '97 to see any spots they may 
have missed. T "I am enjoying retirement 
and use the opportunity to continue 
travel experiences," says Bill Fletcher. 
"Just returned from the grand tour of 
Italy. Loved it!" Bill is looking for a 
retirement home in Barnstable on Cape 
Cod, but hasn't found the right place yet. 
T From Peter Gavian came news that he 
has "embarked on a fascinating experi- 
ence as an expert witness for the defense 
against an overzealous and badly 
researched S.E.C. allegation of insider 
trading." Watch for Peter on Larry King 
Live. His first grandchild arrived on 
October 2, 1996. According to Peter, "He 
wears a bow-tie with great aplomb." His 
Skidmore daughter Margaret is spending 

The Archon - Spring 1997 33 

Class Notes 

a junior semester at the University of 
Melbourne, Australia. ▼ Mai Robertson 
has concluded his consulting job with 
Sign Co. and is now involved with 
developing CD-ROM products. For the 
most part, he "enjoys doing as little as 
possible." With regard to Class, Mai has 
"lots more than Esty!!" T Ten years ago, 
Rick Greenwood underwent surgery for 
a detached retina of the left eye. "Now 
that I've gotten younger, I am trading my 
Volvo for two cataracts." One had been 
removed and replaced by a new plastic 
lens. "Now I expect to really see everyone 
for the 50 th !" T Dave Esty and I have 
announced an April dinner for the 
Southeastern New England GDA '50 
Club. Potential participants - those 
within 100 miles who have shown 
lingering vital signs - will be contacted 
by phone. Dave's latest response to Class 
is "Beginner." Wouldn't we all like to be 
beginners again? On second thought, we 
are beginners exploring new challenges 
and life styles. ▼ The latest word just 
came in from Mammoth Mountain. 
According to Dick Patton, who just got 
back from a ski trip with a bunch of Brits, 
"The bloody English ski well, too. We 
have a 14-foot snow base to play with. 
Eat your heart out, Stowe." Lynda and 
Dick plan to "pet the animals in Nairobi 
and the rest of Kenya in August, with a 
detour south of London on the way 
back." Dick is 90 percent retired, but 
says, "It's good to keep a toe in the water. 
Son Rob graduates from college in May 
and is paid for. Life continues to be good 
to us." T With spring and summer 
approaching, there should be lots of news 
from the Class of '50 as we count down to 


Fred H. Barrows III 


136 Hope Street 

Bristol, RI 02809 

(401) 254-1909 

Howard C. Reith, Jr. 


7 Appaloosa Lane 

S. Hamilton, MA 01982 

(508) 468-0203 

It appears that most of our classmates 
have been hibernating for the winter, 
since very few have been heard from 
recently. Then again, there are those that 
may just be too busy enjoying retirement 
to communicate. T Ed Stockwell does 
report that he will become a "retired 

Richard Marr '53 Named 
Cape League Commissioner 

kichard Marr '53 has been 
named Commissioner of the Cape Cod 
Baseball League. 

Marr, who is Dean of Curriculum 
Review at Tabor Academy and a former 
player for the Falmouth Commodores 
and the Wareham Gatemen in the late 
1950s, was chosen for the position after 
a nationwide search. A Williams 
College graduate with a master's 
degree from Middlebury College, Marr 
will soon receive his J.D. from Roger 
Williams Law School. 

Marr is a member of the Massachu- 
setts High School Hockey Hall of Fame 
and currently serves as supervisor of 
hockey officials for the E.C.A.C. 

pensioner" as of June first. He is looking 
forward to spending summers at Plum 
Island and part of the winter "somewhere 
south of Marathon Key." Ed asks for help 
from any classmates who might help 
locate some rental property in that area. 
▼ George McGregor sent pictures of last 
June's Reunion on a mail-a-thon to be 
forwarded by the recipient after viewing. 
I believe the first stop was with Chuck 
Hussey, who, as befitting a seasoned 
barrister, must have dispatched them 
promptly on their way. George's terse 
postcard: "I wonder where the pictures 
are now?" T Dave Esty '50, who now 
resides in Bristol, has been very support- 
ive of the re-development projects I am 
involved with and especially helpful in 
trying to locate an operator for the 
historic hotel we plan to renovate. ▼ 
Hope to hear from more of you for the 
next issue! 

Barbara Golden passed away in my arms 
December 31, 1996 after a long illness. I 
am open to all support in my grief and 
her loss. With head high, my restoration 
business is going strong." 


Franklin E. Huntress, Jr. 


5C Independence Way 

Glover Landing 

Marblehead, MA 01945 

(617) 631-4785 

45th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

Dirk Owens: "Retiring from career 
number one and starting a couple more 
this summer. Going around the world to 
celebrate. Will return in time for our 45 th 
and want to renew with everyone from 
'52." T Robert Smythe: "My wife 


William C. Pinkham 
P.O. Box 369 
Glenmoore, PA 19343 

(610) 942-3273 

Word from Art Bartlett that he needs a 
new class survey to figure out who he is 
at 62. While he doesn't consider himself 
grown up yet, he's contemplating his 
image as a retiree at 62 as most of us must 
be. According to a recent nationwide 
survey that Art discovered in the San Jose 
Mercury News, he finds himself living in 
the fifth ranking "smart spot" in the 
U.S.A. (This is based on the largest 
population percentage of adults over 25 
with at least a bachelor's degree.) With 
his normal modesty, Art says to "Count 
one for GDA, not my G.P.A." However, 
without Art, they might rank sixth.... Art 
says he'll see us at the 40 th . ▼ Carl Gibbs 
would like a survey that identifies "What 
did you end up doing? Do you like it? If 
you don't like it, why didn't you 
change?" Perhaps we could add, "What 
do you wish you had done that you 
didn't do, and why don't you do it?" 
Carl is doing psychiatric and geriatric 
psychiatric medical work. Says it's 
fascinating and that "life is good. Have a 
Miller or whatever...." He may be able to 
practice on us at Reunion. T As men- 
tioned in my letter, Dick Marr has been 
named the new League Commissioner for 
the Cape Cod Baseball League. Dick 
graduated from (I hate to say it) Williams 
(B.A.) and Middlebury (M.A.) and will 
soon have his J.D. degree from Roger 
Smith Law School. Sounds like Dick has 
figured out what it is he wanted to do 
and plans to do. So much for retirement. 
Dick and his wife Virginia have raised 
four children and live at Tabor Academy, 
where Dick is Director of Curriculum and 
spend their summers at Truro on Cape 
Cod. Dick's career achievements are 
wide-ranging and impressive athletically 
and academically. ▼ Charlie Palmer 
writes that all is well. His oldest daugh- 
ter Susan is now a Cornell Law School 
graduate, his youngest daughter Sandy is 
in her third year at Harrisonburg, VA, 
teaching fourth grade. T Rosa and Henry 
Rogers wrote that their son Howard 
graduated in May '96 after seven years at 

34 The Archon - Spring 1997 

Washington University Medical School 
and was awarded both his M.D. and 
Ph.D. on the same day. He's now 
interning at the University of Maryland 
Hospital in Baltimore and he expects to 
go to St. Louis for a residency in derma- 
tology. Their son Gregory graduated 
from Harvard and has had a variety of 
fascinating jobs since then as a result of 
his association with the B-School. He is 
now working as an analyst for a local 
beer company in Buenos Aires, where 
beer consumption is growing at 28 
percent a year. (Get your passports 
ready....) Their youngest, Rosa Maria, is 
a freshman at Middlebury. Rosa 
(mom... not Rosa Maria) is head of the 
Foreign Language Department at the 
Pingree School, a private secondary 
school in Hamilton, MA. T Sue and I are 
still trying to figure out what we're going 
to do when we grow up. I had a near 
miss with a job opportunity out west last 
October that made me wonder what I 
would do if I could no longer wear the 
Weyerhaeuser shorts and hats I've 
acquired over the years. It also sent us 
into a panic when we realized we might 
have to clean out several years' accumula- 
tion of indescribable leftovers in the 
freezer. The good news is that it did force 
us to attack the land of lost furniture that 
has been accumulating in our attic and 
cellar. Youngest son Michael, enrolled at 
Temple to (we think) get a degree in 
psychology, found himself with a 
truckload of furniture whether he wanted 
it or not. TT Art Fuller is managing 
partner in a 235-space mobile home park 
in Auburn, CA. He is also a freelance 
consultant, designing business applica- 
tions in Microsoft Office, particularly MS 
Access. When he gets time, he does stone 
sculpture in marble. T Ending on a sad 
note, I am sorry to report a note from 
Roland Sherman's wife Joan that he died 
of cancer January 15 th . Our thoughts and 
sympathy are with Roland's wife and 


Michael B. Smith 


1315 Merrie Ridge Road 

McLean, VA 22101 

(703) 522-4582 

K. Dodd Miles: "Trying to retire, but I 
keep getting drafted. Currently, 
Managing Director for Global Financial 
at Alltel Information Services, Inc. which 
has the advantage (at my age - disad- 
vantage ) of lots of international travel. I 
am working really hard at accomplish- 
ing partial retirement by June '97 and 

full retirement in '98. Will try to make the 
45 lh Reunion. Will there be an alumni 
soccer game? I'm ready, as I got a new 
hip two years ago." T John Moyer: 
"Now with son Andrew in financial 
planning firm of Dumast and Moyer. 
Working in this field for 31 years." T 
Haskell Rhett: "I retired in January 1997 
as President Emeritus of the Woodrow 
Wilson Foundation in Princeton. Now 
busy as a Trustee at GDA, the College of 
New Jersey and Dominican College of 
San Rafael (CA) and traveling - since 
January to Hong Kong, Singapore, Rio de 
Janeiro and a beach cottage on Tybee 
Island, GA." 


George O. Gardner III 


53 Woodbury Lane 

Acton, MA 01720 

(508) 263-3052 

James Dean III 


P.O. Box 186 

South Berwick, ME 03908 

(207) 384-9184 

George "Beef" Boynton notified me that 
he had retired from work at the end of 
1996 and that he and his wife have 
bought a sailboat in Florida. They plan to 
cruise the Florida Keys, the Bahamas and 
on up to the Chesapeake by June. He will 
then sail down into the Caribbean. He is 
interested in a spring reunion. ▼ Jim 
Dean and his wife will be on a spring trip 
to visit their son in Denver and then push 
on for some skiing at Copper Mountain. 
▼ Joe MacLeod read my Class letter and 
is happy to hear something of the tropical 
life of Steve Bartow. Joe is interested in a 
one-day reunion this spring. ▼ Tony 
Miller is to be much commended for 
staying in touch with the Class. He 
writes that he wants a good turnout for 

Scarborough fair: GDA Trustee Ann Rooney 
'82 (left) poses with Shad Tubman '54 and 
Dottie and Peter Bragdon during the GDA 
reception at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club 
New York's Westchester last November. 

the English Reunion in spring 1998 and 
that much of his energy is into putting on 
My Fair Lady shows to raise money for 
charities. T Rey Moulton mentions that 
he spent five days fishing in Costa Rica 
and single handedly pulled in a 130- 
pound sailfish and an 80-pound yellowfin 
tuna. ▼ Stuart Sprague informs us that 
he retired last summer and that in 
November John P. Parker's His Promised 
Land, which Stu edited and wrote the 
introduction for, was published by W.W. 
Norton. His next project is a historically 
based 1861 diary detailing Lincoln's 
Washington. Stuart's son Bennett will 
join his two sisters to graduate from Yale 
in May. Another daughter graduated 
from Stanford and Berkeley His wife is 
in Germany visiting their daughter Laura 
and two grandsons. Stuart was featured 
in the Chronicle of Higher Education 20 th 
December 1996. T Arthur Balser proudly 
says that he is still working hard, very 
much enjoying it. He and his wife Diane 
will be taking a much-deserved rest in 
Cancun, Mexico, at the end of February. 
He looks forward to a mini-reunion at 
GDA this spring, where he will also be 
singing in the Alumni /ae Glee Club. 


Lyman A. Cousens III 


4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303 

(603) 796-6446 


40th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

Nice note from Bob Hicks (we all 
remember the infamous Cushman-Hicks 
doubles team). Bob's kids are still coming 
and going, so Bob and Sue are spending 
more time elsewhere - northwestern 
U.S.A., Chicago, Italy, anywhere! T Skip 
Dickerson writes from Tulsa, OK, that he 
is looking forward to moving back East. 
Doesn't everyone in Tulsa? T Hardy 
Bedford remains in Spring Lake, MI, 
(only a short hop from Agnew) with his 
bride of 33 years, but no Marina; he 
sold it five years ago and keeps 
reminding me of it. I believe, Hardy. I 
believe! A sign of our times: Hardy 
traded in his right hip for a new model 
- most likely an Evinrude. ▼ Class 
President (forever), Class Agent (now 
and then) and easily the handsomest 
member of the Class of '57 (Where was 
the competition?), Pete Cadigan writes 
he will not be back for our 40 th but 
guarantees attendance at the 50 th . I 
hope we are all still around to hold him 
to it. See you there! 

The Archon - Spring 1997 35 

Class Notes 


Ralph E.Ardiff, Jr. 


238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923 

(508) 774-3336 

I recently received an announcement of a 
wedding in St. Lucia in the Caribbean. 
Harvey Hayden finally found a woman 
willing to marry him. Rumor has it that 
she has a wicked slap shot and does not 
take any guff from Gump. Harvey and 
Colette will celebrate their wedding with 
a party in Portsmouth in early April. Our 
best wishes to the newlyweds! T The 
initial response to making a concerted 
effort to get together for our 40 th Reunion 
in mid-June 1998, has been quite encour- 
aging. Tom Grose, Toto Hunt, Joe 
Montgomery, Nuff Withington and 
Harvey Hayden have already expressed a 
strong interest in attending. Hopefully, 
other classmates will be contacting me 
soon. We had a terrific turnout for our 
25 th back in 1983, and everyone had a 
great time. Another 15 years has passed 
and there is an incipient groundswell to 
get together again in 1998. T Nuff 
Withington adds that the advance 
warning will give him time to get a hair 
transplant, a face lift and possibly even 
lose 30 pounds. T Mike Dunsford does 
not think that Nuff should waste his 
money because he believes that Nuff 
needs more than that. Mike adds that he 
is still involved in real estate out in the 
Lake Tahoe area and that this past winter 
has not been a pleasant one with a major 
series of storms and massive flooding of 
the Truckee River. He still hikes and skis 
and looks not a day over 30 despite the 
fact that he recently became a grandfa- 
ther. T Jack Morse recently sold his 
company, which was a worldwide video 
transmission company transmitting news, 
sports and syndicated television pro- 
gramming via satellite and fiber optics. 
His customers included ESPN, Reuters, 
CNN, ABC, CBS, etc. This may be a great 
time for Jack's favorite pilot (Gump 
Hayden) to give Jack a fund-raising call. 
▼ Jim Main continues to do a great deal 
of traveling as Claudette organizes tour 
groups all around the world. Jim 
attended a reunion of some 90 Mains this 
past summer in Bath, ME, and even 
competed in their own Scottish games. ▼ 
Roz and Ken Weene are recently back 
from Copenhagen, where Roz had a 
major show and sold a number of 
paintings. Ken is spending some of his 
time writing poetry and children's books. 


In New York: Bill Hallenbeck '57 and Jim 
Deveney '60 spend a moment with their 
host, Trustee Tim Tenney '69, during the 
November GDA reception in Westchester. 

T Tom Grose is still living in London 
and spending summers in Christmas 
Cove in Maine. He reported that his 
three daughters are at the University of 
Scotland, while his son has one more year 
at the American School in London. Tom 
extends a cordial invitation to his 
classmates to visit him fall, winter and 
spring in London and during the summer 
months in Christmas Cove. T Richard 
Morse is spending his sabbatical year 
away from Tenwek Hospital in Kenya in 
the United States, visiting friends, 
continuing his legal education, giving 
lectures and raising money for Tenwek 
Hospital and the World Gospel Mission. 
▼ We also received the most recent 
catalog for Northern Outdoors from 
Wayne Hockmeyer. Each year, Wayne 
provides more and more adventure 
vacations in Whitewater rafting, moun- 
tain biking, fishing, horseback riding, 
hunting and snowmobiling in what is 
called "Maine's Outdoor Adventure 
Resort." T Please send me a note to let 
me know whether you are interested in 
attending and /or helping out with our 
40 th Reunion. 


Mirick Friend 


Box 540 

Mirror Lake, NH 03853 

(603) 569-3212 

Fred Huntress: "Retire-retire-retire - next 
year after 35 years of public education 
and coaching. I want to beat Fergie into 
retirement first and get the senior 
discount at a restaurant!" T Geoffrey 
Lewis: "Retired in January 1997 after 30 
years. Never felt better!" 

John C. Elwell 


266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(508) 462-8749 

Walcott Hamilton writes that he's 
starting his fifth year in his new career 
field, computer networking. He reports 
that last year was good for him and 
Sheila. I know all his classmates join me 
in hoping that the trend continues. As 
one who is in the middle of having his 
school networked (over five miles of 
wire), I have come to appreciate the 
complexity and necessity of networking. 
I always thought rotors and hubs were 
something found on '52 Chevys, not 
Pentiums and Macintosh LC 580s. T Saw 
Jim Deveney briefly at the GDA Christ- 
mas party this year at the Harvard Club 
in Boston and spoke with him on the 
phone recently. He and Sharon were 
getting ready to spend March and April 
in Florida. Jim reported that he had 
heard from Mr. Dann, who is still 
teaching math at a private school in 
Buffalo, NY. Mr. Dann's goal is to teach 
to the year 2004. Jim had some surgery 
last year, but appears to be in good 
health. Two months of playing golf in 
Florida sounds great to me! T And Carl 
Youngman has been in touch. He states 
that he has ten more years of tuition. 
Better Carl than us! He took his son 
Andrew, a freshman at Northwestern, to 
the Citrus Bowl, where Northwestern 
was beaten by Tennessee, but a great time 
was had by all. Carl also enjoyed New 
Year's eve at Universal Studio. More 
explanation needed on the Universal 
Studio connection. T Pete Renkert is not 
retired. He is still manufacturing fishing 
tackle and traveling the country selling 
and fishing. He thinks some of our 
fellow classmates would call that retire- 
ment. I'm sure he's right! ▼ I heard from 
Greg Myers, who scolded me for not 
having any Class Notes in the last Archon. 
Unfortunately, I can't report news I didn't 
get! Greg did report that he is in his last 
semester at F.S.C. and will be graduating 
with a B.S. in biology with a minor in 
chemistry. His new goals are osteopathy, 
biology or continuing as a chiropractor. I 
have to commend Greg for his initiative 
and commitment. While some of us are 
seeing retirement down the road, at least 
Greg will be working and contributing to 
the retirement accounts to support our 
retirements. Way to go, Greg! And, Greg 
could be Class of '60's primary care 

\rchon- Spring 1997 

doctor to deal with our aches and pains. 
Now, if the rest of you would send me 
some news, Greg wouldn't be such a pain 
to me about our Class Notes! 


J. Stephen Sawyer 

3616 Beech Run Lane 
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 
(717) 732-3908 

Alan Booth reported in November that 
he has a new job with Owens-Corning - 
the responsibility for installing a global 
system for new-order entry, replacing 200 
systems that were previously not inte- 
grated. Ideally, this will improve 
customer responsiveness and reduce costs 
across all of Owens-Corning's business. 
It will also involve less travel than his last 
job. Alan has also given up playing 
hockey after 20 years and gotten his golf 
handicap down to nine, with some 
rounds in the 70s. He plans to see Linda 
and Sam Wakeman in February in Boston 
and has kept in touch with Tom Woo- 
druff, Dave Stringer and Tim Hill. 
Stacey is in graduate school at the 
University of Texas, and Katie is working 
in Cincinnati. T Dave Clarke dropped 
me a line at Christmastime. His daughter 
will be graduating from high school this 
coming June, and she hopes to attend 
Wheaton College in Norton, MA. Dave 
reports that the pace and intensity of his 
life has moved up another increment, and 
he expects more of the same after June. T 
Dana Steele is still in New Hampshire 
and working as a hiking guide for New 
England Hiking Holidays. His daughter 
Molly is a sophomore at Wesleyan 
University in Connecticut. Dana sends 
his best to all members of the Class. T 
Phil Teuscher visited GDA before 
Christmas on a trip back from Maine. 
Phil hopes to go to the tropics this winter 
and maybe get in some skiing out west. 


Thomas S. Tobey 


59 West Portola Avenue 

Los Altos, CA 94022 

(415) 941-5060 

35th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

"The more things change, the more things 
stay the same." Whoever said those wise 
words must have been describing the 
consistency of the Class of 1962 respon- 
dents to my tickler letter for news. Had 
three responses from the same reliable 
folks. T Frank Bond, who I misstated 

was running for office in New Mexico, 
wrote that he is frequently speculated 
when an office opens up. As for Frank, 
his law practice is busy. Frank's extracur- 
ricular interests are taking him to the 
Polar Cap in Greenland this summer 
("and maybe Africa, too," he says). T 
Bob Snyder sent along a few words. 
Primarily, Bob is in the midst of college 
hunting for his youngest(?) son. We are 
hopeful that he may head out this way to 
Stanford. T Al "Pebble" Rock is continu- 
ing his dangling the allure of the South- 
west. It seems that Peb has totally 
forsaken his beloved Northeast for the 
dry, gorgeous winter of Phoenix. Must be 
the golf too, eh? ▼ The last of the loyalists 
is Malcolm Donaldson. Mac is in the 
advanced stages of empty nest in that his 
children are graduating from graduate 
school. ▼ A week or so ago, from my 
vantage here on the West Coast, I saw 
some reference in the news of Hamilton, 
MA. My memory quickly flashed back to 
our graduation party held at the home of 
classmate Anthony Pearson, as I recall. A 
glance at my reliable alumni/ae directory 
notes that Tony still resides in Hamilton, 
perhaps at the same residence where we 
celebrated almost 35 years ago. Hard to 
believe, I know. T Perhaps, for some of 
us, Reunion '97 will be a chance to 
reminisce again. I can hear our eager 
voices echoing "...we pass the ancient 
Milestone by, for we have yet a little 
while to linger, youth and you and I, in 
Byfield days." While they may not be the 
exact words of the immortal song, the 
memories are strong, positive and still 


Peter P. Morrin 


1288 Bassett Avenue 

Louisville, KY 40204 

(502) 456-2397 

Carson Taylor: "I was married to 
Deborah (Dede) Cooper on November 24, 
1995. I am living in Montana with her 
and her two boys - Jack (12) and Henry 
(ten). My son Willis is now a freshman at 
Connecticut College. I've been working 
as a mediator and enjoying skiing, hiking, 
canoeing, etc." 


H. Laurence Henchey, Jr. 
8 Orris Street 
Melrose, MA 02176 

of the Social Security Administration. I 
spent most of that time in the Portland, 
ME, office, but with almost five years 
split between the offices in Long Beach, 
CA, and New Haven, CT. Now I'm off to 
try to hike through the Appalachian Trail 
from Springer Mountain in Georgia, 
starting March 23, to Katahdin in Maine 
around September 30." T David Pearsall: 
"I have been living in St. Thomas for 30 
years. I live here with my wife Teri and 
four children Jessalyn (20), David (18), 
Tony (13) and James (11). I have a small 
marine business dealing with inter-island 
cargo. I also have been working with the 
film industry as a marine coordinator 
while they are filming in Caribbean 
waters. Last year I spent four months in 
the Grenadines working on the movie 
White Squall." 


Kenneth A. Linberg 

6775A Pasado Road 
Isla Vista, C A 93117 
(805) 685-1868 

John Everett: "On March 14, 1997, after 
19 years, I resigned as a senior attorney 
with the Office of Hearings and Appeals 

Deke August chimed in via e-mail. Great 
to hear from him. He writes, "I'm living 
in Dorset, VT, selling real estate (Dorset 
Village Properties), writing a couple of 
columns (Dorset Country journal) and 
doing marketing for such arcane clients as 
a security company, a bed & breakfast, a 
couple of restaurants and Brock Callen's 
brother's alpaca farm." He adds, "When 
the spirit moves, as it is sure to around 
tax time, I occasionally play the piano for 
parties or in saloons and have done some 
zany catering for weddings and wakes. 
Advancing technology enables me to 
accomplish solo a lot of marketing 
projects that required an army of minions 
when I was flakking in New York. I miss 
the minions, but not New York. Although 
I liked knowing I could get up in the 
middle of the night and go hear jazz 
somewhere." He concludes, "The 50 
thing is daunting. I soften the blow by 
thinking there must be loyal classmates 
out there ready to buy a vacation or 
retirement house in this special part of 
Vermont. They need but write or call. 
From an $83,000 converted school house 
to stately $1 million plus monsters, I've 
got 'em." Thanks, Deke, for this nifty 
summary of your recent activities. ▼ And 
speaking of Brock Callen, he kindly 
faxed in this newsy communique: "Kids: 
got three; oldest is married and doing her 
doctorate at Harvard; middle one doing 
her master's at Simmons after a couple of 
years in the 'workplace;' youngest a 
junior at Middlesex. After a 'career' on 

The Archon - Spring 1997 37 

Class Notes 

Californians: Gathering for a GDA reception in Los Angeles last January were 
Jason Greenberg '96, Ted Bergmann '37, Beverly Bergmann, Jesse Leonard, 
Andy Leonard '66, Danielle Hill, Tim Hill '61, Jim Deveney '60 and Lee Cullum. 

Wall Street, my wife and I now run an 
insurance-related holding company, 
which we founded. It owns the rights to 
and licenses a casualty insurance product. 
Sounds boring, but it has been a tremen- 
dous amount of fun and a hell of a 
challenge! We live on Martha's Vineyard 
year around, but have found it necessary 
to be in Boston pretty regularly." He 
confides that on one such visit to 
Beantown he convinced Hope, his wife of 
29 years, to attend the GDA Christmas 
reception there. Quite correctly he asks 
us all to take comfort in the fact that the 
Class of '65 was represented! Virtue 
incarnate, I'd say! Out of 300 people 
attending, he knew no one save for Mike 
Moonves, whom he had known during 
his academic tenure at Trinity College. 
He concludes, "When I suggested to 
Hope that there wasn't even a faculty 
member there whom I recognized, she 
suggested that I do the arithmetic: If the 
average age of teachers at GDA in 1965 
was 40, that would make them 71, M.I.A. 
or dead. Truly one of those rather 
sobering realizations at our ripening 
age." Indeed! The thankless aging 
process notwithstanding, Brock, your life 
sounds vital and full, and it was generous 
of you to share these specifics. ▼ Four 
other classmates opted to submit their 
updates on those familiar, if always 
cramped, little cards. Eric Shepard 
reports that he has "been promoted to 
Vice President for Inflation Systems at 
Halkey-Roberts Corporation. I am still 
traveling all over the world. My grand- 
son will be two years old in May." 
Grandson! How wonderful! I wonder 
how many of us have achieved grandpar- 
tatus.... Congratulations, Eric, on all 

counts! T John Chandler Hill announces 
that he's back in show biz! He "just 
finished a five-month film project as 
Kevin Kline's stand-in on In & Out with 
Tom Selleck, Debbie Reynolds and Matt 
Dylan and directed by Muppet master 
Frank Oz. Due out in the fall of '97." 
Terrific and welcome news, John, and 
please keep us posted! T Arnie Morton 
submitted his greetings and an upbeat 
approach to the significant milestone we 
are all experiencing: "I'm looking 
forward to spending my 50th in N.Y.C., 
catching up on some good foreign flicks 
to show this summer." Hope you had a 
great birthday, Arnie, and that all is well 
at the Little Art Cinema, Rockport's 
finest! T Fellow neuroscientist Peter 
Sargent once again has the distinction of 
cramming the most information on one 
of those little cards. He writes, "Things 
are busy/hectic at U.C.S.F., as usual. I 
am in the enviable position of looking for 
postdocs (yes, the ship came in!). I have 
two in place with one to go. I am 
changing the neuro course I teach from 
didactic /memorization to active learn- 
ing/small group. Hope it works! What 
else? I am chairing a 'Committee from 
Hell' that is looking into changing the 
curriculum. But the most fun is what I 
am doing outside of work, which is 
singingl I am now in a small (n = 24) 
ensemble called the San Francisco 
Concert Chorale and am preparing to do 
Mozart's Requiem in Cheyenne in S.F in 
April." Quite an exciting and impressive 
blend of achievement in both science and 
the arts! T Chester Parasco continues his 
decades-long work at McLean's Hospital, 
where recently he was asked to join a 
brand new facility specializing in adult 

obsessive-compulsive disorders, a career 
development with which he is pleased. 
Imagine my astonishment in learning that 
Chester now has an e-mail address! 
"How modern we're all becoming," he 
muses, adding, "And to think I have yet 
to master the 19th century! (The 20th I 
regret almost entirely.) Perhaps Merlin 
had it best, to live backwards through the 
centuries, but then, with which would 
one begin?" Hmmm. ..I wonder.... But 
anyway, congrats on the job upgrade and 
welcome to the 'Net, kiddo! T It was 
delightful to receive a six-page descrip- 
tion of the once-in-a-lifetime family 
odyssey that the Al Chase family made 
this past summer. After eight years on 
the staff of Bethany Congregational 
Church in Rye, NH, Rev. Al Chase was 
"graciously" given three months sabbati- 
cal leave to do "something restful, 
educational, recreational and restorative." 
Al's wife Sue and three of their four sons 
(all but Scot, then 21) were also free for an 
adventure that would ultimately outdo 
most! And restfulness, per se, seems to 
have played a marginal role at best in 
their myriad exploits! You perhaps recall 
that since 1990 Al has made numerous 
teaching and pastoral missions to 
Yugoslavia, Romania, Russia and the 
Ukraine. Al's sabbatical goal this time: to 
take his family where he'd been, to do 
some additional teaching in Romania and 
to enjoy sightseeing in Europe. So, at the 
onset of summer, Al, Sue, sons Ti (then 
22), Tim (15) and Chris (14) set out for 
Europe for their "own mini-grand tour." 
With frugality a goal, but with grit, pluck 
and perseverance a daily survival mode, 
the Chase family opted to stay in youth 
hostels when not accommodated by 
friends. (Brave folks!) Their epic Eurail 
journey began in London with 
sightseeing graced by a much-relished 
opening in the Theatre District. Through 
the Chunnel at 300 km/hr, they were next 
enthralled by the Louvre and other 
wonders in Paris, not including, however, 
an unfortunate and sobering run-in with 
a Parisian pickpocket team. Staying next 
with friends in Marseilles, the enthusias- 
tic if over-packed ensemble got to savor 
Aries, Aix en Provence and a quick dip in 
the chilly Mediterranean. Subsequent 
travels included visiting Chamonix, 
hiking the Italian and Swiss Alps, a 
memorable, six-day "whirlwind tour" of 
such Italian socio-cultural meccas as 
Genoa, Sienna, Florence, Rome and 
Venice and a swing up to Vienna, then 
Innsbruck, on to Bavaria, and back for a 

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On defense: Fast-charging 
forwards hoping to put the puck in 
the Herbalife goal have to get past 
wily veteran Wil Poon '67, who has 
become an avid hockey player since 
moving to Southern California. 

brief stopover in Vienna before the train 
trip, via Budapest, to their chief destina- 
tion, Timisoara, Romania. (To say the 
least, few of the many legs of this odyssey 
were glitch-free. Their telling makes for 
great reading!) Next came a whole month 
in Romania, hosted by dear friends and 
colleagues who had earlier spent a year 
living with the Chase Family while 
attending seminary in the States. Princi- 
pal activities included giving seminars on 
pastoral counseling skills, family partici- 
pation in a ten-day English language 
camp in the Transylvanian mountains, 
and travels through the picturesque 
Romanian countryside, to ancient Dacia, 
and urban Bucharest. When their month 
in Romania ended far too soon, it was off, 
via the Republic of Moldova, to the 
Ukrainian capital Kiev for an additional 
week in which Al made arrangements for 
future medical and humanitarian 
missions there by his church through its 
Eastern European Outreach program. 
Some of this aid is earmarked for a 
hospital treating leukemia-stricken child 
survivors of the Chernobyl nightmare. 
And then it was time to head home via 
London. Their return was marred by 
serious illness and the resultant curtail- 
ment of visiting family sites in the British 
countryside. Nevertheless, all made it 
home safely where recuperation was 
possible. Just incredible! Thanks so 
much for sharing all of this. What a 
memorable and marvelous series of 
adventures you have to savor for the rest 
of your lives! T On behalf of all our other 
classmates, I thank those fine lads cited 
above for taking the time out of busy 
schedules to keep us up-to-date. May 
their example coax others of you, silent 
for far too long, to write in next time. 

Charles Lee: "Expect to receive M.S. in 
counseling in May 1997 (and board 
certification, hopefully. Remember those 
all-nighters!). Plan to continue working 
with hospice organizations in western 
North Carolina. Also will be submitting 
in April (??) draft of my book on counsel- 
ing people with HIV/AIDS in their first 

Wanted: '66 Class Secretary 

Contact Jennifer LaCombe 

in the Alumni/ae Office 


year based primarily on my experiences 
in that field. Also, my father Charles 
Morse Lee '35 was married on February 
14 to Kathy Arden in Tryon, NC. Nothing 
like visiting with newly married teenag- 



Bennett H. Beach 


7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814 

(301) 951-9643 

ss Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

Defendants in western Massachusetts no 
longer have to worry about being 
hectored by District Attorney Win Burt. 
He has left to try other things. Win 
finally obtained a ham radio license. He's 
also working on a house he and Lynn 
bought along the Maine coast. T Mike 
Miles bought a house, too: a retirement 
spot in Hyannis. He figures he'll be 
ready to retire in 2020, two years after the 
centennial of the Red Sox World Series 
triumph. Mike is now on the board of 
Project Purpose International, a four-year- 
old organization that seeks ways to 
encourage people to counter hunger and 
other problems on the local level. T Bill 
Alf ond is not only a GDA trustee, he's 
also an overseer at Colby College, where 
Dan Morgan's daughter Mayo is headed 
once she rounds the Milestone in June. T 
Hugh Munro gets around. His spots 
have included Florida, New Brunswick 
(Canada) and Hawaii, in addition to his 
native Massachusetts. Last fall, Hugh set 
up shop in Seattle, and he sounds almost 
like he'd like to stay put. T Jay Marsh 
can still earn a living serving as an expert 

economics witness in lawsuits. He loves 
to scuba dive and is in the fourth year of a 
total restoration of a 1967 Jaguar roadster. 
Daughter Sarah is in Oklahoma preparing 
for a teaching career. T The past year was 
one of amazing growth for Imagemaker 
Graphics of Germantown, WI, report 
Doris and John Easton. They have 
agreed to do the layout for the 30th 
Reunion book, in between income- 
producing work and caring for their five 
children. T Massachusetts Governor 
William Weld has appointed Roger 
Guernsey to the Full Employment 
Advisory Board, created to develop 
alternatives for people on welfare. ▼ 
Ross Magrane is now working for MCI in 
Pinebrook, NJ. He enjoys golf, hunting 
and fishing, especially when he gets up to 
the Poconos. T Another Garden-Stater, 
Jim Nevius, is just back from Dunkirk, 
where he was working on a major 
Amerada Hess transportation project. T 
Not that anyone's counting, but the Class' 
109th human production is due to arrive 
in Portland, ME, in early June. Expectant 
father Stanley Greenberg says he plans 
to get to the Reunion anyway. ▼ Fred 
Burchsted, a birder, has come back to 
roost in the Bay State after earlier 
migrations to the Universities of Wiscon- 
sin and Texas. He is now a research 
librarian at Harvard's Widener Library 
and lives in Salem. T Concerned that his 
medical career was soaking up too much 
of his life, Alan Rothfeld has lightened 
the workload. He's spending more time 
with his three kids and is developing his 
cooking skills. One of Alan's specialties is 
green Jello. T You can find Anthony 
Gerard on Long Island these days, where 
he's taken up the profession of the '90s: 
consulting. He avidly follows the athletic 
careers of his sons Rupert (14) and John 
(10). ▼ At age 47, Gene Romero is laying 
claim to the oldest first-time father crown 
for the Class of '67. On March 4, his wife 
Kathleen gave birth to Kate, who is doing 
fine and hopes to meet her father's 
friends at the Reunion. ▼ Ted Dix is 
wrapping up a visiting professorship at 
the University of California at Santa 
Barbara. He'll be heading back to the 
University of Texas. T There are now two 
Class of '67 offspring at Johns Hopkins. 
Remy Barnes is a freshman; Franklin 
Schwarzer is a junior. ▼ If you want to 
learn about Mac Barnes' windsurfing 
invention - patent pending - go to The Barnes 
family was in Aruba in March, trying it 
out. T Guidewire Technologies, the 
catheter-making company started and 
headed by Doug Curtis is the industry 
leader in technology. The New Hamp- 

The Archon - Spring 1997 39 

Class Notes 

shire-based company is operating at full 
capacity to try to meet demand. T Jeff 
Forte is going fishing. Sometimes he 
drops his line in the Florida Keys, where 
he expects to live forever. But this 
summer he and Kathy are headed for the 
Gallatin River near Yellowstone. ▼ Which 
decals do you figure Robert Bass has on 
his car? He has children at Stanford, 
Duke, Harvard and Groton. He chairs 
Stanford's Board of Trustees. In his spare 
time, Robert is also a trustee of Groton 
and Middlesex. Then there's Yale, where 
he went to college. 


Daniel C. Look 


3287 Whitfield Drive 

Marietta, GA 30062 

(770) 977-3135 

David Mitchell writes that he is still 
working for I.M.L., has three grandchil- 
dren and is on his fourth house in 16 
years, in Fairfield. It turns out that I have 
been rowing with Mitch's roommate from 
Harvard for the past several years in the 
Atlanta Rowing Club. Unfortunately, 
when Mitch was in town for an athletic 
conference, we were unable to hook up 
for a row. Hopefully, next time. ▼ Ben 
Brewster has left the foundry business 
and is an interpreter (read Pilgrim) at 
Plymouth Plantation, and is now setting 
up a company roasting coffee in 
Wareham, MA. It is Leeward Coffee 
Roasting, 21 Patterson Brook Road, West 
Wareham, MA 02576, for all of us Java 
freaks. He also tells me that the secret to 
grits is red-eye gravy I think the secret to 
grits is not to eat them. ▼ Josh Burns is 
still practicing law in New York City and 
New Jersey. Oldest son Alex is a fresh- 
man at Northeastern University and Kris 
is a ninth grader at Montclair Academy. 
▼ Ross Raymond has been in Chapel 
Hill since '78. He left Burroughs 
Wellcome to work with an entrepreneur- 
ial software company based in Ft. 
Washington, PA. Unfortunately, this is 
keeping him away from his wife Susan 
and two boys Christopher (eight) and 
Adam (five). He does make summer trips 
to Ipswich so, hopefully, will be at the 
30 th . T Steve Robinson writes to say that 
he is still selling real estate in 
Newburyport and has two young 
daughters, ages one and three. Steve is 
also planning to be at the 30 th . T Charles 
Johnson writes that he is farming in 

itucky, with some difficulty, having 
lost his left leg in a boating accident in 

July 1995. Charlie and his wife Laura are 
looking forward to the 30 th Reunion next 
year at GDA. ▼ Harry Kangis writes that 
he is in year two of managing Millstone 
Gourmet Coffees for P&G. He is prepar- 
ing to be a grandfather for the second 
time, and getting ready for his 25 th college 
reunion. Perhaps Harry ought to get in 
touch with Ben on the coffee. ▼ Nat 
Smith writes that he and his wife Mary 
have three children, ages 16, 12 and six. 
They live in Cleveland, OH, from where 
Nat commutes to St. Louis for five days a 
week where he is President of a company 
that manufacturers children's playground 
equipment. ▼ Hopefully, all of us will be 
able to get together at the 30 th . Those of 
you that sent postcards, thank you. 
Those of you that did not, I hope to hear 
from you soon. Don't forget, call if you 
are coming to Atlanta. 

Basketball keeps me sane." 



Jeffrey L. Gordon 


Slocum, Gordon & Co. 

P.O. Box 669 

39 Mill Street 

Newport, RI 02840 

(401) 849-4900 

J. Randall Whitney III 


183 Nashoba Road 

Concord, MA 01742 

(508) 369-0914 

Jack Cutler: "Not certain if I am the last 
member of the Class of 1970 to be married 
(at least once) but I will join those ranks 
on May 10 th when I marry Cathy Cronin. 
Jeff Brown will be my best man and Jeb 
Bradley will be in attendance." 


Edgar S. Catlin III 


45 Meadowbrook Road 

Brunswick, ME 04011 

(207) 729-3488 

Steven Dunn: "My wife Katie 
Drummond M.D. gave birth to our third 
son, Harry Steven, on January 4, 1997. He 
joins older brothers Andrew (age ten) and 
Ethan (age eight). Everyone is in great 
shape!" ▼ John Etnier: "Web page:" T Mark 
Nickerson: "I enjoyed the Reunion. 
Living in Amherst, MA, married with 
three daughters. I'm in private practice 
as a psychotherapist working with issues 
including preventing family violence. 


Geoffrey A. Durham 


504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048 

(708) 549-8407 

25th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

Jud Crook: "We've purchased a home in 
Upper Arlington, OH. I'm working as a 
systems engineer with E.D.S. Plan on 
being at Reunion this June." T Michael 
Driscoll: "I produced Comtek '97, the 
eighth annual Information Technology 
exhibition, this April in Moscow. In 
February I went into the recording studio 
as Dr. Cheese and the Meltones and cut four 
covers. The tape was widely acclaimed 
by all nine people who heard it! I 
decided to keep my day job." T Chris 
"Swede" Swenson: "See you in June at 
the 25 th ! Don't be square! Show up 
there!" ▼ Tim Traver: "My wife Delia 
and I and our three children live in 
Woodstock, VT, where I am Director of 
the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. 
I still play soccer and manage to flail 
around my fishing rod on the 
Ottanquechee River on occasion. Love to 
hear from classmates: e-mail" ▼ James Whitmore: 
"John Cyrus Frasier Whitmore born 
October 23, 1996 - 9 lbs. 3 oz. Healthy 
and happy!" 


Richard J. Love 


23 Merrimack Street 

Concord, NH 03301 

(603) 228-1530 

George Brock: "In a story I heard 
recently, pop advises son: 'Never miss a 
chance to keep your mouth shut!' I 
believe this explains the habitual tight- 
lippedness of my notes with regard to 
Class Notes 1973. I personally have 
descended into harmless anonymity as a 
grocery store cashier (seven years). My 
spare time is spent in surrealistic brood- 
ing and giving a startled jump whenever 
the phone rings. I find those alumni /ae 
fund telethon calls particularly distasteful 
and have neatly circumvented that ploy 
by sending in a contribution when I 
receive the initial solicitation. Am always 
glad to hear of the beautiful things being 

The Archon - Spring 1997 

done by the old Academy and its gradu- 
ates. To everybody: Have a good time 
and don't start any killing wars." ▼ 
Donald King: "Happily married to Lucie- 
Arlette-Marie-Claire-Nicole. I've been 
living in Paris since 1985. We have two 
daughters, Juliette (age nine) and Jessica 
(age seven). At present, I'm taking an 
exam to teach English in French high 
schools. Interested in news from one and 
all, especially D.H. Buettner, A.S. 
Johnson, J.T. Zafris and C.C. Holleman. 
16 vue General Galliene, 78230 Le Pecq 
France." ▼ Geoff Peters: "I'm a manage- 
ment consultant with A.T. Kearney based 
in Chicago, but working with clients all 
over the United States. Anyone visiting 
Chicago is invited to give me a call for a 
guided tour of the Windy City!" T 
Geoffrey White: "I am a partner in an 
exciting business in Sydney, Australia - 
Mannetron, based in the U.S.A. in Battle 
Creek. 'We help make the dreams of 
sculptors, craftsmen and innovators into 
real objects.' We are involved in 
animatronics, industrial and entertain- 
ment robots, rotational casting technology 
and more!" 


Pamela J.M. Toner 


223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06430 
(203) 254-2371 


Daniel dayman: "My twin girls Mollie 
and Emma are six and a half years old 
and love going to the same school where 
their mom (Terri) teaches second grade. I 

Wanted: '75 Class Secretary 

Contact Jennifer LaCombe 

in the Alumni/ae Office 


continue to make sculpture and am 
showing regularly and teaching at the 
Rhode Island School of Design. "T 
Pamela Pandapas: "Still single, footloose 
and fancy free! Living in the S.F. Bay 
area, going to Golden Gate University 
getting an L.L.M. in tax law. Anyone in 
the area, give a call!" 


Carol Ann Goldberg- 



301 East 94th Street, 24B 

New York, NY 10128 

(212) 410-1781 

freshman through junior years, 1974-77.' 

Sara Davidson Garcia: "Still living in 
Houston with my husband Jean-Pierre, 
son Andrew (11), daughter Katie (eight) 
and running my linen and party rental 
company, Party Cloths. Still spend time 
in Ogunquit during the summer and at 
our home in Galveston in the winter. 
Anyone from '76 in Texas?" T Dan 
Miller: "My wife Tamar and I welcomed 
the birth of our triplets; daughters Shylie 
and Talia and son Ian on July 4, 1996. The 
kids are doing great. Stephanie and 
Steve Titcomb are frequent visitors - 
Stephanie much more often 
than Steve. Had lunch with 
Courtney Wang '74 recently. 
His new venture, Online Today, 
is keeping him very busy. If 
you're coming to Dallas, come 
on by Extra hands are always 
welcome." ▼ Jay Stephens: 
"Evening /night Supervisor- 
Medical Technologist, The 
Cambridge Hospital. Those 
'night owl' skills developed on 
Ingham II have paid off! Father 
of two - Emily (seven) and 
Samuel (two). Live in 
Haverhill. Enjoyed very much 
seeing everyone at the Reunion 
this past summer, especially Mr. 
Moonves! (He taught a great anthropol 
ogy class!)" 


Avery K. Woodworth 


19 Downfall Road 

Byfield, MA 01922 

(508) 463-2563 

Erica J. Goode 


74 R Thaxter Street 

Hingham, MA 02043 

(617) 749-7284 

Kevin Callahan sent me a great letter 
with loads of news. He, his wife Kathi 
and daughter Kelly have moved to 
Hingham. After all these years, we're 
neighbors! Kevin and Kathi initially 


Carolyn L. Borwick 


95 Haseltine Street 

Bradford, MA 01835 

(508) 372-9006 

20th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 


Scott M. Pope 


25 Tidewater Farm Road 

Greenland, NH 03840 

(603) 436-2903 

John Rooney: "My girlfriend and I 
moved aboard our 41' ketch in December 
and are getting married in August. After 
ten years out of school, I started graduate 
school, getting an M.S. in oceanography a 
year ago. Am now working on a Ph.D. in 
coastal geology under the direction of Dr. 
Chip Fletcher, who attended GDA for his 

With the Headmaster: (l-r) Barbara Wood, Jeffrey 
Wood '67, Karen Miller and Barry Miller 75 flank 
Peter Bragdon at the GDA reception last 
November in Westchester, NY. 

moved with Fleet, but in July of '96, 
Kevin took on a new job with Loomis 
Sayles. Lots of changes! ▼ Marty 
Lanigan: "Recently joined G.M.A.C. as a 
vice president in their Capital Markets 
group, doing real estate securities. Karen 
(wife), Mary Kate (daughter) and I moved 
into a new home in Blue Bell, PA, last 
month." T Scott Mason: "After six years 
producing an award-winning syndicated 
news magazine, I have accepted a 
position with CBS affiliate WRAL-TV in 
Raleigh, NC. I will head the documen- 
tary unit and oversee a weekly news 
program. My wife Nina and I have a 
three-year-old daughter, Lane, and are 
expecting a second child in late August." 
T Helen Mackay-Smith Mazarakis: 
"We've finally moved out of the city to 
Montclair, NJ, which we all love. I quit 
my job a year ago to start my own 
consulting firm, working on community 
and economic development issues, and 
I'm getting more time with George (four 
and a half) and Anna (two and a half). I 
hear Thomas Pynchon is publishing a 
new book. Does anyone else remember 

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Class Notes 

struggling through 'V with Mechem?" T 
Chris Stafford: "Expecting our third child 
in May. The new arrival will join Sarah 
(six) and Ben (three). I am still working at 
Lucent Technologies in North Andover. 
We ran into Whitney and Carl Schwartz 
'80 at the U.N.H.-U.V.M. hockey game in 
November. Julie and John Wise are doing 
well in Portland with their two children 
Jack (six) and Ellen Grace (three). We had 
a pre-Super Bowl dinner with Nancy and 
Duffy Bowditch '79, who also have two 
children Peter (six) and Andrew (three). 
Unfortunately, we were not able to bring 
the Pats much luck." ▼ John Wise: 
"Dad's Home Childcare seems to have 
taken off. . .finally The first half of 1996 
was slow, but people seemed to have 
gotten used to a solely male-operated 
daycare. Jack (six) and Ellen Grace (three) 
love the kids. It will be three years in May 
since our decision to have me become an 
at-home Dad. Nothing in my life before 
this was as rewarding as watching my 
kids grow day to day. Jack starts hockey 
in the fall. Still see Nancy and Chris 
Stafford. Talked with Greg Moore about a 
year ago; John Fain, too. Wondering 
where Phil Ogden is. Peace." 


Jennifer G. Steward 


715 Main Street 

Boxford, MA 01921 

(508) 352-7694 

It was wonderful to hear from so many 
classmates. Thank you to all who wrote! 
Postcards arrived from places far and near 
with a diversity of news. ▼ Charlie 
Bougas' wife Laurie wrote on his behalf 
with news that their third child, Robert 
Thomas, was born on May 3, 1996. He 
joins a very adoring brother Christopher 
(seven) and sister Alison (six). Everyone 
in the family is enjoying Robert more than 

Hat trick: Dan Miller 76 sent in this photogra 
triplets at seven months. From left, they are 
Shylie, son Ian and daughter Talia. 

they imagined possible. Laurie and 
Charlie also extended an invitation to 
any classmates who find themselves in 
southern Maine this summer to visit 
them at their new place in Bridgton. 
Laurie hopes that knowing they have the 
summer place to look forward to will 
help make our New England winter pass 
more quickly. She closed her note 
saying, "We are feeling happy and lucky 
these days!" T David Critics wrote, "I 
came back to Delaware (from Heidel- 
berg, Germany) for a couple of weeks in 
January and got to see Dan Cooke in 
Washington for a bit, as well as my 
family in Delaware. Angela and the kids 
are doing well without me, but it will be 
better when they get here in the summer. 
Anyone coming to Germany is welcome 
to look us up and even spend a few 
nights if you've got time. The city is 
beautiful and the hills are great for long 
walks in the Philosophers' Weg. You can 
reach me on e-mail at" T Dan 
Cross and his wife Suzanne sent me a 
beautiful Christmas announcement 
celebrating the birth of their twins! Son 
Charles Carroll and daughter Madeleine 
Stevenson were born on December 14, 
1996. Dan and Suzanne wrote, "May you 
share with us this year - and for years to 
come - the profound sense of wonder, 
affection and love that marks this 
moment in our lives." Warm congratula- 
tions to all! Also send hopes that Charles 
and Madeleine are on the same sleep 
cycle! Dan also mentioned that they had 
a great visit with Mike Menyhart when 
he was recently in D.C.: "a lot of telling 
old stories and planning new ones." T 
Clarissa Dane wrote to say that her life 
has been taking some wonderful and 
exciting turns. Professionally, she is 
thrilled to have signed a new manage- 
ment and record contract with singer 
Debbie Gibson's mother, Diane Gibson. 
She declined an offer 
to return to work with 

Q Chick, but is happy to 

be collecting $9.55 
whenever the group 
airs on Beavis and 
ButtHead (which 
Clarissa acknowl- 
edges she has yet to 
see) on MTV. Person- 
ally, Clarissa says her 
life is going equally 

ph of his welL She " met ^ 

daughter amazing man, and is 

basically engaged!" ▼ 

Cynthia (Pfeiffer) Horner wrote that, 
"All's well with Doug and me. I finish 
my family practice training in July and 
will begin working with six other family 
practices in the D.C. area. Doug and I just 
got back from vacation in Seattle. What a 
great city! We had lots of fun, good food 
and, of course, coffee! Helios to Laurie 
Krooss, Joanne Leary and Dan Cooke." 
▼ Keller Laros sent a beautiful postcard 
from Hawaii that arrived at my door on a 
nasty, gray February day Made me feel 
like maybe I hadn't made the best 
location choice after all! "Aloha, Jennifer! 
Big news is Wendy gave birth to Russell 
Keller Laros IV on April 26, 1996. A fine, 
big and bright lad. T Mike Reilly and 
Diane visited on their honeymoon. Mike 
and Russell enjoyed each other's red hair. 
We met briefly with Mark and Benay 
Todzo and little Quin at Thanksgiving. 
They're a beautiful family. My best to 
GDAers. Please drop me a note at" T Lisa Louden 
checked in with news that she is working 
in Boston for Intergen. So far she's really 
enjoying it. "Intergen is a great company 
and business is booming. We recently 
closed deals in the U.K., the Philippines 
and Columbia, and I'll have to visit all 
those plants (Intergen is an independent 
power producer and I am the Compliance 
Tracking System Manager)." Lisa also 
wrote that she went to Jennifer Malamud 
Schaeffner's Super Bowl party and that 
Jennifer looks great and Max is adorable! 
Lisa can be reached at Pam Kelly: if 
you see this, Lisa would love to hear from 
you. T Jennifer also wrote to confirm the 
rumor that Max has arrived! Jennifer and 
her husband Bob welcomed Max Chris- 
tian Schaeffner on November 10, 1996. 
He was 21 inches long and weighed in at 
7 lbs. 1 oz. Jen also said that she is back at 
Fleet Bank part time after a three-month 
maternity leave. Congratulations to 
Jennifer and Bob, and welcome, Max! T 
Jordan Voelker wrote in saying that he is 
in a bit of a transition period. He is doing 
odd jobs to make ends meet financially 
and spends a lot of time being active 
politically. Jordan spent November and 
December of this past year on a humani- 
tarian aid caravan to Chiapas, Mexico. 
"Though a life partner eludes me, I 
recreate in the great outdoors of the 
Catskills and dance whenever I can. Life 
is challenging and full of hidden re- 
wards." ▼ Molly Andrew Williamson 
wrote with news of the birth of a daugh- 
ter, Lucy May Williamson, who was born 

42 The Archon - Spring 1997 

November 22, 1996. Lucy joins her Mom 
and Dad in Annisquam. Molly wrote that 
in addition to the baby, they have quite a 
menagerie of pets - three dogs, five cats 
and a rabbit. Molly writes, "I sold my 
two goats when I got pregnant! We are 
all happy and healthy. I am taking care of 
the elderly in their homes and working 
on my nursing degree. My love to all." ▼ 
As always, it was wonderful to hear from 
everyone! I will close with a little update 
on my own life, as it always feels a bit 
strange to report on everyone's lives 
while saying little about my own. My life 
with my husband Chris and daughter 
Abby continues to be a great joy to me. 
Though 1 am not working, I am involved 
with quite a few nonprofit groups. The 
affiliation that gives me the most pleasure 
is with the Andover A Better Chance 
Program. The program sponsors young 
women from the inner city through four 
years of high school. 1 love the interac- 
tion with the students, and 1 am looking 
forward to traveling to New York at the 
end of March to interview applicants for 
next year's freshman class. I will 
continue to include e-mail addresses 
whenever I receive them. I can be 
reached at Again, 
thanks to all who took the time to be in 
touch. Happy spring! 


Nancy Lord Wickwire 


33 Caron Road 

Bedford, NH 03110 

(603) 472-8993 

15th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

Jerome Sweeney has moved to Provi- 
dence, Rl, and is still practicing law in 
both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 
Currently doing civil litigation and 
divorce litigation with the firm of 
dunning, LaFazia and Guys. (If I got that 
wrong, Jerome, it's due to your penman- 
ship.) T Michele Montrone Cogan 
writes, "Kevin and I had our second 
child, Colette Alyssa, on August 15 th . 
Two weeks later we moved into a house 
that we had been renovating for a few 
months. I am still working full time and 
am a mommy full time. If anyone knows 
of a good nanny/babysitter in the New 
York/New Jersey area, please let me 
know." Michele's e-mail address is T Chapman Mayo will 
be at Reunion and votes for staying in the 
dorms. I called around to find out about 
hotels in the area and discovered there 
aren't any! So I also vote for staying in 

the dorms. Those of us who did at the 5 th 
Reunion had a blast. Didn't get a whole 
lot of sleep, and behaved, generally, like 
the 16-year-olds we once were, but it 
really was fun. Back to Chap news: 
Finished his M.B.A. at the University of 
Minnesota in August, which was timed to 
coincide with the birth of child number 
two, Josephine "Hazen" Mayo, on 
September 28, 1996. Chap's e-mail: ▼ It's another baby 
boom. Heather (Vickers) Ryan delivered 
a beautiful bouncing baby girl on 
February 20, 5 lbs., 12 oz. Ashley was a 
bit early, but healthy and otherwise fully 
capable of doing what newborns are 
designed to do: drive the parents crazy 
through a regime of sleep deprivation. 
Heather is taking a few months off from 
Lotus to enjoy the new babe and hoping 
to fit in as many naps as possible. T 
Andrew Page writes from San Francisco, 
CA, "I won't be making the shindig. 
Sorry. Enjoying the vibrant art scene here 
in S.F. Still working to cut the federal 
budget for weapons (sales and manufac- 
ture). Howdy to y'all!" ▼ Trina Chiara 
responded with absolutely no personal 
news whatsoever. But Trina is excited 
about the Reunion: "I wouldn't miss it 
for the world. I am very excited! No 
innovative suggestions, except I love the 
song fest idea. Can anyone other than 
Claire sing? Please let me know if I can 
assist from N.Y.C." ▼ Robert Low spoke 
to John Leary recently, as well as Chuck 
Barrett, John Egan, P.J. Shoulla and Scott 
Holloway. "Taking on a new position 
next year at Holderness School as Athletic 
Director. Still teaching English and 
coaching soccer, lacrosse and (get this) 
basketball." ▼ Ted Larned e-mailed me 
that he will be at Reunion and that he 
wants to help plan it. Cool. T John Nye 
writes, "Still at Sotheby's, wife Cathy is 
an appraiser, son Tucker is four, pushing 

five. Will hopefully be at Reunion." John 
sent me an e-mail, but I forgot to print it 
before coming to work so this is from my 
(addled) memory. T I will make a 
directory of all e-mail addresses for our 
Class and then e-mail it to everyone in 
the directory. Will also print a few copies 
and have them available to hand out at 
Reunion. Anyone who has given me an 
e-mail address in the last ten months who 
prefers that it not be included in the 
directory, please let me know A.S.A.P. I 
don't have any news. But I am really 
psyched for Reunion. It seems as though 
lots of us are planning to go, which is 
great! I think we should stay in the 
dorms, leave the kids home and try to 
have a big bash someplace on Saturday 
night. Maybe at the gym. The old one. I 
think we should have music from the 
Stones' Some Girls album and maybe a 
little Devo for spice. You know, "oldies." 
We can all wear madras plaid headbands 
and turtlenecks with little frogs on them. 
Guys can skip the headbands but wear 
canvas belts with lobsters on them. And 
alligator shirts. And jeans (b/c it will be a 
weekend). Maybe a pair of clogs. Or 
espadrilles. Elephant scabs in the dining 
hall for dinner. Then, when Bob Low 
arrives at the table, everyone else will 
pick up their trays and walk away. It will 
be wicked awesome. 


Caroline S. Krause 


242 Locust Street 

Danvers, MA 01923 

(508) 777-2801 

David Dow: "I'm working for Putnam 
Investments in Andover. The commute is 
very short and the hours are great. The 
food is excellent, too." T Tricia Quinn 
McDonald: "I am living in Monroe, CT, 
with our three-year-old twins Shannon 
and Jennifer, and Doug and I announce 
the birth of Megan Patricia on February 7, 
1997." ▼ Rebecca Riehl: "I married 
Andrew Benedict in 1994. I got my 
doctorate in neurobiology from U.C.San 
Diego in 1996. I am presently at Wash- 
ington University Medical School in St. 
Louis on a postdoctoral fellowship. My 
husband is also in research there. We are 
expecting our first child in June." T 
Bruce Turner: "Trent Harrington Turner 
was born on March 11. He joins his two- 
year-old brother Bryce." 

Good reception: Director of Alumni/ae-Parent 
Relations Michael Moonves spends a 
moment with Dan Carlson '85 and Trustee 
and host Bill O'Leary 73 at the San Francisco 
reception in January. 

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Class Notes 


Cathleen A. Riley Scerbo 


360 High Street 

Hampton, NH 03842 

(603) 926-4079 

John Barton: "Just had twins - a boy and 
a girl. That's numbers three and four. 
Quite a full house. Finishing up Ph.D. at 
University of Cincinnati." 



Nathalie E. Ames 


2355 N. Commonwealth 


Chicago, IL 60614 

(312) 883-1325 

Jennifer L. Dupre 


17 Partridge Lane 

Boxford, MA 01921 

(508) 887-1988 

jdupre@cytomed .com 

Erick Kieckhefer: "I have joined a 
software company named PeopleSoft, Inc. 
as a senior consultant. I do a great deal of 
travel, but am home for three-day 
weekends every week. My son Derek is 
five and starts kindergarten next Septem- 
ber. Also, we have adopted my wife's 
niece, so now we have a teenager in the 
house. All is well, all are happy." ▼ Eric 
Krukonis: "I have moved to Ann Arbor, 
MI, where I will start work as a post 
doctoral fellow in a bacterial pathogenesis 
lab in June. Right now I'm still writing 
my graduate school thesis, but I hope to 
finish soon. My wife Susan just finished 
her first year of teaching at the University 
of Michigan and we're both looking 
forward to spring and summer, if the 
weather finally breaks." T Alexandra 
Marculewicz is leading a very adventur- 
ous life these days. She has been living in 
Prague since June 1995. She is a partner 
in the graphic design firm Karp & 
Company with Julie Hansel, who was 
featured in The Christian Science Monitor, 
March 19, 1997. Also, she is the vocalist 
for the alternative acoustical music group 
"Deep Sweden," a popular multi-cultural 
band in central Europe. They are 
currently on tour in Bosnia and Slovaka. 
Alex will be in the States for about ten 
days, July 14-24. T Melissa (Dyer) 
McLallen: "Still living in northern 
Virginia and loving life with our newborn 

son, Rob Roy McLallen IV. I'm still a 
pharmacist but only work 20 hours a 
week in the stores. The rest of the week is 
spent speaking to health care organiza- 
tions and, of course, being a full-time 
wife and mother. My brother Marc Dyer 
'87 and his wife live five minutes away 
and have adapted well to their new role 
of aunt and uncle. Life is wonderful. 
Hope all is well with everyone else!" ▼ 
Laura Malay Murphy: "My husband 
Terry and I had our first child on Febru- 
ary 5. Grady Alexander has brought us 
renewed joy. He is the most precious of 
beings and has showed us that there is 
still so much good and innocence left in 
this world. Who knew that a single child 
could give so much love and that being a 
parent could be so incredible? Helios and 
good wishes to everyone." T Mark 
Thomson: "I have finally settled down 
after traveling the last four years with 
Nestle. I am now the Production Man- 
ager for one of our chocolate factories in 
Bloomington, IL. We are busy launching 
a new product - chocolate-covered 
pretzels - called Pretzel Flipz. Look for 
them later this year. I built a house here, 
but plan on another move in a year or 
two. Managed to get some skiing in over 
New Years in Utah." ▼ Susan Wallem: 
"I've been busy. I closed on my house in 
December of '95, got engaged in May of 
'96 and will be getting married to Joe 
Chenard on May 17, 1997! I'm Office 
Manager at Coon Reservation Service 
here in Lincoln, NH, just five minutes 
from home. My address is RR1, Box 95, 
Lincoln, NH 03251." 


Amy F Mack 


300 Mystic Valley 


Arlington, MA 02174 

(617) 641-1744 

lass Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

Well, good people of the Class of '87, 
spring is upon us. I can officially report 
sightings of crew teams and sailboats on 
the Charles and almost balmy 40- to 50- 
degree days! This means lazy beach days, 
outdoor lunches and, best of all, of 
course, Reunion activities are not far 
away, and so we must prepare. Your 
duties are to sit yourself down, read these 
Class Notes and have a little talk with 
yourself. First, please admit to yourself 

and follow the almost overwhelming 
desire you secretly have to take over this 
job for me. I'll be waiting for your calls. 
Then, after you settle down again after 
that realization, I want you to find your 
yearbook and compare it to this issue of 
The Archon. As smashing as these Class 
Notes always are, isn't it really best to see 
all those young faces in person with a 
cold beer in hand? While I feel that we 
usually get a decent response to Class 
Notes, there are lots of people out there, 
somewhere, out of contact, who are never 
mentioned in these Notes, but who are 
missed! The Archon can only cover some 
people, three times a year, in print. 
Reunion can give us an "old friend" fix 
for five whole years in the flesh! Act now 
and get a free t-shirt! So, if you are one of 
those folks who has been out of touch or 
know someone who has been hiding for 
ten years now, give it up and converge on 
Byfield in June with the rest of us. Wasn't 
it fun five years ago? Don't wait another 
five - then we'll be really old and will 
probably want to go to bed early and 
stuff, and that's no fun. As for those of 
our classmates who are in touch, this is 
what they're doing. T Via e-mail (and 
consider this your response guys!) Dave 
Bonenko writes from Seattle, where he 
has just moved from Minnesota (hey, 
Margie, nice Oscar ya got there) that he 
has just started a new job, which he 
didn't name, but said that it might keep 
him from Reunion. I guess you'll have to 
quit that job, Dave; we all want to see 
you. ▼ Shawn "Sreeves" Reeves writes, 
"I got my M.A.T. and will be a New York 
physics teacher by September. Also look 
for my name as the recording artist 
"Apricot" in record stores in the ambient 
or techno sections. For the Internerds, 
check out http://" 
T Speaking of web pages, Lisa Taplin 
has established our very own Reunion 
Page! [I think it is linked to the GDA 
page ( so go there to 
see scary pictures of classmates, if you 
send her some, and see Reunion activities 
and a list of those who are planning on 
attending. Lisa claims she can't come to 
Reunion, but I'll bet some people could 
convince her.... T Dave Miller is also an 
e-mailer, and he plans on attending the 
bash in June. ▼ The best e-mail, though, 
has got to be from Hogie. What better 
way to start a dreary Monday morning 
than get a message from Ethiopia! Tim 
Carmichael writes, "I'm in Ethiopia 
doing research for a dissertation in 

The Archon - Spring 1997 

African history, a field I accidentally had 
to major in as an undergrad (a long story) 
and have been happily studying since. 
I've rented a house with Laura 
Hammond, whom some folks may know 
from Newburyport. Ethiopia is not one 
of the easier African countries I've visited 
or worked in, but life is generally 
excellent for those of us with a little 
money. The countryside everywhere, 
from deserts to forests, is extremely 
beautiful and of course the cuisine is 
outstanding. The rock-hewn churches of 
Lalibela should be one of the world's 
wonders and by themselves are probably 
worth a trip here, an additional bonus 
being that Lalibela's taj (honey wine) is 
the best I've tasted anywhere. I won't be 
able to make the Reunion next summer 
because I'm blowing my money traveling 
in the region rather than buying a return 
ticket to the States, but I hope to stay (in 
Addis Ababa and Harar) through at least 
the end of summer 1998 and would be 
pleased to put up anyone who is passing 
through before then." Excuses, excuses. I 
think Tim should splurge, come to 
Reunion and bring some of that wine. 
That's about it for e-mailers, but I do have 
some snail news. ▼ Peter Barton is 
engaged! He and Houjung Rhee, a civil 
engineering software developer, will be 
married in Connecticut in July. Congrats! 
He had a great time at the Olympics as a 
scorer/timer for fencing and is still 
traveling the country as a national 
referee. T Chris McMorris is enjoying 
grad school, historic preservation at 
Columbia, and really will try to fit 
Reunion into his plans this summer, right, 
Chris? ▼ Anita (Russo) Bartschat is 
doing well with the little one, Christoph, 
whom we will see in June; just one of the 
many perks we have in store for you. ▼ 
Russ Graceffa reports that he has 
finished his master's in chemistry from 
U.N.H. and is now working as a medical 
research chemist at Wyeth-Ayerst Labs in 
Princeton, NJ. He's so lazy. Get this: 
While we've all been hard at "work" 
these past ten years, he has only managed 
to create a molecule, which has received a 
U.S. patent! Huh? That's pretty cool, I 
must say. He also reports his engagement 
to Kellv Mason, whom he will marry May 
30, 1998. T Mike Hart writes that he is 
planning on attending Reunion, is 
moving back to Boston June 1, just in 
time, and oh, is expecting baby number 
three in July!! Mike, you're making us all 
look bad in front of our parents, who 
want to be grandparents! Slow down and 
let us catch up! Actually, that is wonder- 
ful, and I hope everyone comes with you 
in June! T Jeff Ashworth writes to recap 

Catching up: Meganne Murphy '88 (left) 
and Alexa Wiggins '90 spend a few 
moments with Headmaster Peter Bragdon 
at January's GDA reception in San 

his evening with Rob Delena and me 
at the recent phone-a-fun for GDA. He 
reports that he actually spoke to Rob 
Morse! He exists! Not only that, he is 
moving to Boulder, CO, to California 
soon, and is engaged! Details, Rob, 
details. We all want them, so cough 'em 
up, preferably in person, you know 
where. We'll all be waiting for you.... Jeff 
also spoke to Lyndsay Rowan, who is 
busy skiing, working on a children's book 
and sending me dirty jokes across the 
Internet from Jackson, WY. Hi, Lyns. Are 
ya comin' out this way soon? The best 
contact Jeff made has to be with "Chud." 
John Roach is indeed alive and well and 
is thriving as "a long-haired Harley 
dealer" in California. Go figure. Perhaps 
the Broncos finally pushed him over the 
edge. He (and his stunning leather 
outfits, apparently) plans on riding out 
for Reunion. Not to be missed, folks. 
John, great to hear from you! T And now 
for the local news: Rocky, Taco, Paula 
McCarthy, Lucy Armstrong and I have 
managed to have a great season "shred- 
ding" it up at Sunday River, sharing a 
house and (some of us cooler people) 
converting to snowboards - true shred- 
betties, Paula and I are (the boys are way 
behind, stuck on their skis). ▼ Kristen 
LaBrie is still busy with her house in 
Newburyport, which is starting to look 
fantastic after lots of work. ▼ Jenn Todd 
is busy, as usual, with work at Medtronic 
and grad school. She sees Kobi and 
Karen Kagan a lot, who are all coming to 
Reunion, right? T Rob Delena is 
working hard at. ..his law firm, and 
getting the troops (Greg, Kip and Bill) 
ready for June's events /kegs. ▼ As for 
me, all is well and much the same, just 
waiting for the spring and summer fun, 
and really hoping I don't have to drink all 
that Reunion beer myself. Bye, all. See 
you soon! 

Erika J. S. Buell 


811 President Street 

Brooklyn, NY 11215 

(718) 399-8739 

Cabot Orton recently spoke with Carlos 
Brockmann (who is back in Guadalajara). 
Cabot sent me a fabulous letter updating 
us all about what he's been doing. After 
college graduation, Cabot moved to 
Steamboat Springs, CO, where he and his 
brother Gardner Orton '90 ran their retail 
outfit, The Colorado Country Store. 
Vermont and the film business, however, 
beckoned him back to the East. In 1996, 
he began working as an associate 
producer on the film A Stranger in the 
Kingdom, filmed in Chelsea, VT, and is 
currently working on a film called 
Groupies. He describes the film as "a 
feature comedy about a guy who was 
never able to get over the fact that his 
favorite '70s superhero TV show was 
canceled, so he takes it upon himself to go 
across the country in a hijacked 
Winnebago, kidnapping the show's ex- 
child actors one by one, and bringing 
them back to Hollywood to make a new 
episode." It starts Justin Henry (Kramer 
vs. Kramer, Sixteen Candles, etc.), Ally 
Sheedy (Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, etc.) 
and Brian O'Halloran (Clerks), and they 
have filmed a celebrity interview with 
Michael Dukakis. He sends warmest 
greetings to Hugh Ogilvie, Christian 
Zabriskie, Luke Gilfeather, Eric Gilman, 
Al Smith, Dave Adams, Ted Smith, Matt 
Perkins and fellow Vermonters Kristina 
Von Trapp, Heather Hinrichs and 
Damon Kinzie and everyone else from 
the Class of '88. He can be found in 
Burlington, Weston and N.Y.C. and can 
also be contacted at the Weston Group 
LLC, P.O. Box 8181, Burlington, VT 05402. 
▼ When I called Matt Perkins to pass 
along Cabot's information, Matt was on 
his way out to Hawaii for a business- 
vacation. He's still in N.Y.C. and working 
at Bear Stearns. ▼ Chris Zabriskie and I 
have been keeping up via e-mail. He has 
been writing reviews in Publishers Weekly 
and hopes to spend more time visiting 
N.Y.C. in 1997. T Anne Monnelly 
received her master of science degree 
from the School of Natural Resources and 
Environment at the University of Michi- 
gan. Missing the ocean, Anne hopes to 
leave Ann Arbor and return to Boston, 
where she would like to find a job in the 
field of water resource protection, either 
consulting or in state government. T 
Andy Noel is back at Cardigan. He 
writes, "Congrats to Chris D'Orio on his 

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Class Notes 

engagement to Dana." ▼ I've been 
winding down my last year at N.Y.U. 
Law and have been relaxing with a 
cooking course at the New School. 
Through a fluke, I ended up as a contes- 
tant on the TV Food Network's game 
show Ready, Set, Cook! and won a groovy 
12" chef's pan. The show should be aired 
sometime this summer. Hope everyone is 
doing well!! 


Kristin A. Brown 
One Elm Street 
Bvfield, MA 01922 
(508) 462-0752 

Hi, everyone! I am thrilled so many of 
you have e-mail. It certainly makes this 
Secretary thing so much easier for you 
and for me. Thanks to all of you who 
wrote, especially those of you we haven't 
heard from in ages. ▼ Philip Dimitriou 
writes that he is finally finishing school 
and currently living in Andover, MA. T 
Courtney Carson is pursuing a Ph.D. in 
English from the University of Chicago. 
She recently had fun catching up with 
Sepp Spenlinhauer, who phoned her 
from New York. She says they are both 
hoping to make it to our 10th. ▼ Joe 
Lipchitz, Esq. writes, "After graduating 
from law school and passing the Massa- 
chusetts Bar, (Congratulations, by the 
way, Joe.) I accepted an officer commis- 
sion in the Army Judge Advocate 
General's Corps. As judge advocates, we 
represent the army in courts martial, 
administrative hearings and civil trials 
concerning anything from criminal to 
environmental law. In May, after com- 
pleting Airborne School at Fort Benning, I 
will be going to Fort Sam Houston in San 
Antonio, TX, where I will be practicing 
labor and employment law." It all sounds 
very exciting, Joe! Good luck with 
evervthing. ▼ Alison Schermerhorn is 
doing well, living in Raymond, NH, with 
her boyfriend and working in Ports- 
mouth at Granite Bank. They are 
planning on moving to Dover after April 
1. She saw Rob Zartarian frequently this 
past fall, when he came into the bank 
while he was home. T John Hellerman 
wrote with "big things to report." First, 
he is getting married on August 31, 1997 
to Stephanie Nelson (no relation to GDA) 
in Chicago. They met last August during 
the D.N.C. convention, which was ironic 
seeing as they are both Republicans! 
They became engaged on December 21. 

Congratulations, John, 
on joining that continu- 
ously growing group of 
newlyweds in our Class! 
Second, he resigned 
from his job as Account 
Supervisor at a small 
PR. firm to go work for 
Jaffe Associates, a 
marketing communica- 
tions organization 
representing law firms 
and other professional 
service firms world- 
wide. They are the 
leading marketing firm 
for the legal profession 
and represent more than 
5,000 lawvers from 40- 
plus law firms in North 
America and the United 
Kingdom. Although 
their headquarters are in 
Washington D.C., he 
will be opening an office 
for them in Chicago in 
March. If anyone is in 
the area, he would love 
to see them. Call him at (773) 477-3344 or 
e-mail him at 
T Jeff Fullerton also has some exciting 
news. He has accepted a job working at a 
companv in Cambridge, MA. The 
company is called Acentech and their 
business provides acoustical consulting to 
architects and building planners for 
designing buildings with more appealing 
acoustical environments. So, he will be 
moving back to the Boston area after 
March 26 and his new address will be 29 
Pearson Road #2, Somerville, MA 02144. 
He looks forward to catching up with 
people in the area and attending more 
school functions. ▼ Rick Fox is still 
working in Moscow for I.S.A.R. (a 
U.S.A.I.D. contractor that distributes 
small grants and provides logistical 
support to environmental groups in 
Russia and the former Soviet Union). He 
has been there since last August. He is 
living there with his girlfriend, whom he 
has known since he was six years old. 
(They grew up two blocks from each 
other in Reading, PA). He is starting to 
think maybe it is time for grad school. He 
asks if we think it is too ambitious to 
pursue joint Ph.D.'s in forestry and 
developmental economics. It does sound 
a bit intimidating to me, but go for it! ▼ 
Tina Hilliker writes, "I was just thinking 
about GDA the other day. I called Ms. 
Hall and she told me Scott is over in 

Sports fans: GDA alumni/ae gathered at Boston's Fleet 
Center to see the Bruins take on the Colorado Avalanche 
and Avalanche team member Eric Lacroix '90. Pictured are 
(front, l-r) Dick Leavitt, Joe Crowley '90, Mike Moonves; 
(middle, l-r) host Rey Moulton '56, Greg Lydon '94, Al 
Moody '89, Margo Doyle '90; (back, l-r) Babe Ceglarski, 
Brian Payne '90, Kevin Lydon '89, Mike Karin, Paul 
Salemme '90, Chris D'Orio '88 and Dana Hrinak. 

Spain, where I will be going for the last 
two weeks of May I am working for a 
company called Computer Task Group, 
and we have an office in Boston, but we 
are not that well known there. However, 
we are nationwide and have offices in 
Europe, and if I play my cards right, I'll 
beC.E.O.! Just kidding! (Well, you never 
know, Tina!) I am a technical support 
technician, supporting all our systems 
throughout the company." ▼ Chante 
Lampton is still working in D.C., and she 
loves it. Her job is going well. She is the 
Acquisitions Associate at N.A.S.W. Press. 
She says (and I concur) that she is 
surprised by the number of people in our 
Class who are engaged /married. She 
says she isn't close, but single life in D.C. 
is not too bad (Better than Bvfield, I bet!). 
Chante spent a weekend in N.Y.C. with 
Charisse Charley '92 and Ardy Louis '92 
and had a blast. She hasn't seen any 
other GDA people. "Fati Entekhabi, 
where are you?" she asks... and we would 
all like to know! All in all, Chante is 
doing well and sends her regards to 
everyone. ▼ Alex Moody writes that he is 
finishing up his C.F.P program and will 
be getting his master's in financial 
planning from Bentley & Merrimack in a 
combined program. His financial 
business is doing really well. His 
research business is going slowly but will 
take off eventually He spoke with Young 

46 The Archon - Spring 1997 

Shin on the phone. He says he is still 
eating with his chopsticks and is romanc- 
ing heavy in D.C. (Do tell, Young!) Alex 
saw Derek Sullivan, Chris (Frank) 
D'Orio '88, Paul Salemme '90, Brian 
Payne '90, Kevin Lydon, Joe Crowley '90, 
Tara Ryan '92, Mr. Karin, Mr. Leavitt and 
Mr. Moonves at the Avalanche-Bruins 
game. They spoke with Eric (Fatty) 
Lacroix '90, and he is doing great. Alex 
writes that Brendan Daly '90 is doing 
well. He also wants to know where the 
heck Rob Zartarian is, and he is curious 
as to what Dara Shain '92 is up to these 
days. I actually ran in to Alex not too 
long ago (He was trying out my local 
hangout, State Street Bar and Grill in 
Newburyport.) and he mentioned that he 
is eager to have a Class of '89 Reunion for 
the Cottage boys only. Any one one of 
you Cottage boys, get in touch with Alex 
so he can set it up. You can reach him at ▼ Renee 
Jespersen is doing great as she winds up 
her third year of medical school. She has 
been doing several different rotations this 
year in medical fields including psychia- 
try, OBGyn, pediatrics and surgery. She 
seems to enjoy surgery the most. She also 
has a new man in her life - Robert. They 
will be coming up to Boston in April for 
Derek VanVliet's engagement party. ▼ 
Jessica Clapp is currently living in N.Y.C. 
She has a \ ery exciting job working in 
entertainment public relations, partying 
with celebrities. ▼ M.J. Forrest is doing 
well as he gets ready for his July wed- 
ding. He was recently promoted and 
now u orks for the general in command 
of his base and a few other bases around 
the country. It sounds like a very exciting 
job, and he gets to travel with the general. 
His dog Mocha (a new addition within 
the last few months) is also doing great. 
A bunch of us got together for the annual 
phonathon a while ago and probably 
called the majority of you all. T Rob 
Wattie, Ashley Newbert, Dan Nadeau, 
Derek VanVliet and Kevin Lydon joined 
some of our contemporaries such as Rob 
Delena '87 and Amy Mack '87 for this 
successful evening. Thanks to those of 
you who donated money to the Annual 
Fund and a special thanks to those of you 
who donated your time to make the 
phonathon a success. ▼ As for me, we 
just got through our busy time of reading 
folders and making admissions decisions. 
I am also in the midst of teaching my 
modern European history class, and 
things in Moody continue to be comfort- 
able. I encourage you to stop by campus 
and see all the changes; you will be 
shocked! Also, if you are ever in 
Newburyport some evening, stop by State 

Volunteers:Gathering for a GDA 
phonathon in Boston during March were 
(from left) Kristin Brown '89, Dan Nadeau 
'89, Derek Van Vliet '89, Kevin Lydon '89, 
Ashley Newbert '89, Rob Wattie '89, Jeff 
Ashworth '87 and Neda Kalhori '80. 

Street (formerly Cutters). Chances are, I 
will be there! We are trying to compile an 
e-mail address list for our Class, so those 
of you with an e-mail account, please 
send me your addresses. Thanks so 
much. Take care! 


Robin A. Remick 


111 3rd Ave., Apt.4A 

New York, NY 10003 

(212) 353-0303 

Lori I. Weener 


331 Garden Street, #2 

Hoboken, NJ 07030 


Kelly Mello graduated from St. Michael's 
College in 1994 and will graduate from 
Emerson College with a master of arts in 
management communications and public 
relations in May of this year. She will be 
getting married in October. 


Nicole F. LaTour 


127 W. 56th Street 

New York, NY 10019 

I am happy to say that I heard from many 
of you, and even more thrilled to hear 
from some people I have not heard from 
in years. I hope by now that winter is but 
a mere memory and that spring is in full 
force wherever you are. T Here in N.Y.C, 
things continue to go at a psychotic pace, 
but I guess that is part of the allure. I had 
dinner with Stephen Aron and Catherine 
Tuthill recently. Stephen is working at an 
investment firm and tells me that Michael 
is happy and quite busy in 
Charlottesville, VA. Catherine is still 

working in the media scene and could be 
seen out and about town, making 
appearances at the ESPYs and other 
"cultural" events. T I speak with Nick 
Dunham quite a bit, and he is still 
working in the advertising world, happy 
at D.N.B.&B., where he is a media planner 
on the Tyco account, playing with trucks 
and occasionally working. Nick goes to 
Boston, where he sees Jason Uttam pretty 
regularly, who is working in the Boston 
area, and Phil Gatchell, who is living in 
Boston and working at State Street Bank 
and, of course, spending any other time 
getting his band "Pachanga" together. T 
Matt Murphy is still plugging away at 
Merrill Lynch, and we will get to see him 
one of these days. . .if he will stop 
working so hard! T Michelle Paradis is 
also in the city, loving her living arrange- 
ment and going to graduate school at 
N.Y.U. to receive her master's in sociol- 
ogy. ▼ Alexis Colby continues to work at 
Christie's Auction House in their Euro- 
pean furniture division here in Manhattan 
and was also studying for those "lovely 
G.R.E.s" on the side. I reported last issue 
that Alexis has successfully finished the 
N.Y.C. Marathon this past fall; what I 
failed to mention was not only did she 
finish, but she was the 45 th woman to 
finish overall and was the first woman to 
finish from the Borough of the Bronx. 
This is quite an accomplishment, Alexis. I 
can barely wait to see how you do next 
year! T Also in N.Y.C. is a name from the 
past: Omar Marzagao wrote to say 
"Hello, everybody." He graduated from 
Webster College in London and is in 
N.Y.C. looking for a job before starting his 
master's degree in business. If anyone 
wants to get in touch with him, I have his 
address in N.Y and fax number in 
London. ▼ Felix Motta now has a U.S. 
mailing address (finally). He has a P.O. 
box in Miami but is still in Panama 
applying to the M.B.A. program at 
I.N.C.A.E., a school in Costa Rica 
funded /founded by Harvard Business 
School for research in the Latin American 
economy. He is enjoying himself and 
trying to prepare himself to get back into 
the study mode again. ▼ Ash Mecca 
made a surprise appearance in Panama 
City recently, and Felix reports that they 
had a great time taking in the local 
"flavor." T Karen Queen is still in D.C, 
busy paralegaling and at last report was 
preparing a case for court. Karen has also 
been on the "party circuit" and attended 
one of the 14 inaugural galas for Bill's 
second term. ▼ Leslie McCant is in 
Baltimore, still awaiting a surgery date, 
but in typical Leslie style, she is not just 
waiting idly. Leslie has immersed herself 

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Class Notes 

into the travel industry and is working 
with a company that provides economical 
travel. If anyone would like information, 
get in touch with Leslie directly or me. T 
From the "real" South, I heard from 
Isolde Karro (yeah!). Isolde has bought a 
house in Charlotte and has been living 
there with her boyfriend and two 
airedales (Esmerelda and Jingle-Bell) for 
over a year now. Isolde is working in the 
marketing department at Carolina 
HealthCare Svstem. She is busy working 
in the P.R. department, writing press 
releases and such for their HealthCare 
magazine. She writes that she is very 
happy with this job and feels that she has 
finally found her niche. She misses 
everyone and encourages everyone to get 
in touch with her, especially Mer, Rubv, 
Megan, etc. (you know who you are). She 
would love to "sit and talk about the 
olden days." T I also received a great 
postcard from Stratton Newbert and 
Bence Oliver from Vail, where they were 
having a great time skiing but a better 
time sitting on the deck chairs at the mid 
lodge drinking beers and sunning 
themselves. Rough life, guvs. ▼ Toby 
Levine writes from Boston to say that she 
is working and playing and enjoying her 
new apartment in the Back Bav im- 
mensely. T Lindsey Miller is still in 
Boston and has decided to shift gears in 
careers. Lindsey has left McLean's 
Hospital and has decided to pursue a job 
in education, either in admissions or 
development. T Also in the Boston area 
is Leah Colangelo, who is still busy with 
her advertising sales. She talks with 
Scott McLeod occasionally, who is 
traveling in Australia, but may be seen on 
the East Coast next. Leah also told me 
that Jen Jasse is back from Korea and is 

back in Boston, actively looking for a new 
job there. T During the GDA phonathon, 
I caught up with Alanna Caffrey, who is 
back at home temporarily after spending 
the fall in D.C. and is now working to 
save money to prepare for her trip to 
Ireland this fall, where she will partici- 
pate in a Parliamentary internship. 
Alanna keeps in touch with Michelle 
Smith, who is still in St. Paul after 
finishing at Macalaster, but is looking to 
go to Japan to teach English. ▼ Steve 
Reeves is the Assistant Curator at the 
Lehigh University art gallery and is 
applying to graduate school to be an art 
historv major. He writes that he "misses 
GDA greatlv!" ▼ Cathy Burgess has 
resurfaced and reports that things with 
her are good. She is still with Fidelitv 
Investments and has relocated to Nashua, 
NH. She said something about tax season 
being fun (You must get out more, 
Cathy), but that she is anxiously awaiting 
spring. ▼ As for me, I am still at 
Miramax, trying to schmooze with 
anyone who will schmooze back, and of 
course waiting for that infamous "big 
break." Well, that's all the news for now. 
Take care, enjoy the warmer weather and, 
of course, be in touch. 


Joshua C. Lappin 


The Fessenden School 

250 Waltham Street 

West Newton, MA 02165 

(617) 964-5350 

Run for it: Bates College varsity cross-country team 
members (from left) Chris Terry '95, Todd Robbins '95, Use 
Abusamra '93, Alex MacLachlan '93 and Nancy Stevenson 
93 pose together during the Bates Open Invitational in 

5th Class Reunion 
June 13, 14, 15 

This is it! That last few weeks before 
Reunion! The word is out, and it should 
be a great time! I've 
talked to a lot of people, 
and it looks like we're 
going to get a great 
turnout. I hope you all 
liked the mini-novel that 
I wrote in the last issue 
about being a sopho- 
more and seeing all the 
alums come back and 
thinking thev were so 
old. In case you were 
wondering, it is a true 
story and the freaky 
thing about it is that one 
of the students I talked 
to that night was on the 
cover of the very same 
Archon\ Weird? No? 

Okay, I'll shut up. T Both of my old 
roommates are doing well for themselves 
nowadavs! David Olshansky is prepar- 
ing for law school down in Miami, where 
he is an honors student, and Matt Remis 
is in Israel working as a full-time English 
teacher in a high school. Matt writes, "I 
spent the better part of last year abroad, 
in Africa and Israel, then I returned to 
Union to graduate in the spring. Hope to 
make it back for Reunion. Want to say 
'What's up?' to all the boys and peace 
until our paths cross again." ▼ Justin 
Philbrick is still working at the family 
nursing home in Freemont. T Heather 
Iram was just promoted to Case Manager 
at her job at The Learning Center. 
Heather is now frantically applying to 
clinical psychology Ph.D. programs in the 
few hours that she is not working. 
Heather sees Jen Noon for coffee every 
now and then. ▼ Chris Ruggerio is still 
working hard down in New Jersey, where 
he finished his first season of hockey as a 
coach. T Josh Lappin is enjoying his 
work at Fessenden. After being hired as a 
tutor, study hall monitor and substitute 
teacher, Josh has gone on to become a 
teaching intern, wrestling coach (Nine 
wins and five losses; not too shabby!), 
baseball coach (where his thirds baseball 
experience at GDA should really come in 
handy!), Social Committee faculty advisor 
and even bus driver! Josh enjoys talking 
about himself in the third person narra- 
tive. ▼ Since graduating from B.U., 
Michael Holbrook has started his own 
telecommunications company with his 
father after a summer of landscaping 
work and a lot of golf. Michael writes, 
"Miss football. Miss school!" ▼ Erin 
Elwell is still enjoying her work in special 
education. As of right now, Erin is trying 
to make the decision between work and 
going back to school. ▼ Sally Simpkins 
is still in St. Louis, where she is enjoying 
her work doing cancer research. Sally 
had a chance to catch up with Carolyn 
McGinnis, Brooke Whiting and Pam 
Kurtz this winter in D.C. Pam is in D.C. 
full time now, working as a research 
assistant at Arthur Anderson. T Stephen 
Aron graduated from Tulane last May 
and is now working as a trader in the 
stock market in New York City. Steve has 
seen a lot of Matt Murphy '91, Nicole 
LaTour '91, Catherine Tuthill '91 and 
Robin Remick '91. Steve is looking 
forward to seeing all of his friends from 
'92 at Reunion! ▼ Now, as this extraordi- 
narily informative memorandum is just 
about over, I give you the wisdom of 

. he Archon- Spring 1997 

Miles Van Rensselaer: "Still welding 
crucibles of molten bronze for a living 
and dumping the 2,200-degree metal into 
eight-foot molds of anything from tire 
shreds off highways to mutilated fish to 
fruit and large pungent beds of rose 
petals. Cast a dead deer last week. (The 
fetus project never took off.) May be off 
to West Africa to cast termite mounds of 
Ghana, if this job don't kill me first. 
(Notice the decay of grammar. You in 
Penn-sul-vain-ya now boy....) I'm only 
15 minutes off the interstate. Samuel 
Nickerson: Are you in New York? 
Anyone? Anyone?" ▼ That's about it. 
Next stop: Reunion '97! 


Saundra E. Watson 
Lesley College 
47 Oxford Street 
Cambridge, MA 02138 
(617) 497-7334 

I guess I will be apologizing to everyone 
for the rest of my life for not writing in 
the last Archon. I lost all of your post- 
cards, which was quite a bit, so I guess 
that is why this time around I received 
very few. But luckily I saw a lot of you 
guys at Christmas and I have talked to a 
few people. T Cindy White sent me a 
joint postcard with Alberto Dominguez 
from Spain. Cindy spent three weeks in 
the Spanish Peninsula with her brother 
Sandy and a week with Al and his family. 
Cindy is now back at Colorado College, 
living with Libby Foster '94 and looking 
forward to graduation in three months! 
After school, she is heading back to Chile 
to work for a bilingual cable station. In 
case you want to say hi, Cindy's address 
is WB 197, Colorado College, 902 W. 
Laseade, Colorado Springs, CO 80946. Al 
is doing very well in medical school and 
sends his best to everyone. T Jill Hindle 
has two more semesters left at 
Middlebury. She is glad to be back in the 
northern hemisphere, but suggests that 
we all should go to New Zealand if given 
the opportunity. She will be spending the 
summer in Wolfeboro, NH, trying to 
make enough money to go to the 
Bread loaf Writers' Conference again in 
August. She added this note to the 
bottom of her postcard: "My senior class 
has decided to clear a hiking trail through 
some of the old growth on Middlebury 
property for our class gift and we're 
going to name it the 'Colin O'Neill Trail.' 
Very appropriate, seeing as he was so in 
love with the outdoors. I think he'd be 
psyched about the idea." T Nicole 
Simkins had a small get-together at the 
Grog the day after Christmas, where I 
was fortunate to see a lot of people that I 

have not seen in ages. Nicole is great, 
although she was sad to be back in the 
cold New England weather! ▼ Cara 
Endyke is doing well and looking 
forward to asserting her power as 
lacrosse captain at UConn. T Amy Chase 
has not changed one bit - still crazy. T 
Rob Kealler read me the riot act for not 
writing in the last edition because he 
finally sent me a postcard! He is doing 
well and looking forward to finishing up 
his college career. T Michael Nadeau is 
just starting his thesis and looking 
forward to graduation in June. He said it 
was great to see everyone at the Grog and 
sends a special message to Dana: "It's a 
dog-eat-dog world!" T Josh Bromley 
owns his own coffee shop in Brattleboro 
and is liking owning his own business. 
So go up and visit and maybe he'll give 
you a cup on the house! ▼ Brendan 
Forrest and Jim Cavanaugh '94 came to 
hang with us. Both are doing well just 
finishing up their junior year. ▼ Dana 
Pascucci has not changed one bit and is 
still the life of the party! T Coral Keith is 
still happy at school, but she thinks she is 
ready to be in the real world soon. ▼ 
Jeremy Lyons, Matt Cassellini, Jody 
Dan, Jen Saunders and Jill Hindle were 
also all in attendance, and they all seem 
to be doing well. ▼ I talk to Lissa 
Murnane, and she is trying to get things 
together for after graduation. She sends 
her best to everyone and is sorry that she 
was out of town for our mini-reunion. T 
Shirani Wickramasinghe is also sad that 
she wasn't in Boston after Christmas, but 
hopefully she will be able to visit in the 
summer, so she is counting on Nicole to 
have another shindig. T Nancy 
Stevenson is in the midst of writing her 
sociology thesis and preparing to go to 
New York to interview with advertising 
agencies. Good luck! T Use Abusamra 
finished her French thesis last semester 
and is now applying for jobs at small 
colleges for admissions counselor 
positions. T Mark Ferrara will be going 
to the Navy flight school in Pensacola, FL, 
in the fall. He will be commissioned as 
an ensign in the Navy on May 24 th . Good 
luck, Mark. ▼ Ingrid Eilertson Cunney is 
working at the Department of Mental 
Retardation and going to school at a local 
community college, working toward her 
degree in psychology with her husband. 
Ingrid still keeps in touch with Keri 
Mulloy, who is at Northeastern. ▼ Ken 
Thibideau is finishing up his time at the 
University of Redlands. He is a film 
major and plays jazz. Ken is striving 
towards the musical expertise of Master 
Chris Stowens, who taught him every- 
thing he knows about being a discotech 
king! T Anne Savage is finding life as a 

second-semester senior a bit hectic. She is 
working part time at a law firm in New 
York. She student-taught 11 th grade 
English at a public school in New York 
last semester and is looking forward to 
teaching jobs for next year. T I am fine - 
just a little stressed. All I can think about 
is graduating. I am so glad that I already 
have a job for the summer, so that is one 
thing that I do not have to worry about. I 
would like to congratulate all of my 
classmates for making it this far, and to 
those who are graduating in the spring, 
good luck in the real world! 


Kristen L. Marvin 

2140 L Street NW, #704 
Washington, DC 20037 
(202) 496-0726 

Greetings from our nation's capital, 
where the city is still cleaning up from all 
the Inauguration activities. I'm spending 
the majority of my time in classes or at 
my internship with National Geographic 
Television, which is pretty exciting. I've 
seen Matt Prunier and Nicole Abdulla a 
lot, and both are doing well. Matt is 
enjoying his speech and hearing therapy 
classes and is planning to do Outward 
Bound this summer. Nic has kept busy 
with her psychology studies and is 
planning to spend her summer in 
Salisbury. T Cathy Perry is very busy this 
semester with her clinicals and other 
activities, but I have managed to spend 
time with her, making sure to hit the 
Georgetown scene. She is planning to 
spend her summer in Brazil. T Mike 
Foster is still at Babson, hanging out with 
the guys - especially Tom Faulkner. If 
everything works according to plan, Mike 
hopes to join the Peace Corps over the 
summer and into next year. T Gil Farmer 
is at Franklin Pierce in New Hampshire 
and will be spending next fall in a walk 
across Europe. T Cara Costanzo has had 
an extremely difficult semester as her 
father passed away after a struggle with 
cancer. Our deepest sympathies go out to 
Cara and her family. She is planning to 
come to D.C. this summer and work for a 
newspaper, as she is a journalism major at 
U.N.H. If anyone wants to reach her, her 
e-mail is T Erin 
Canavin is back at Drew this spring and 
is having a good time. She hopes to come 
to D.C. soon. T Kasey McGarrigle is in 
New York, still at Barnard. She is 
spending time checking out the city and 
will hopefully be visiting D.C. this spring 
as well. T Lisa Maffei is psyched to 
almost be done with her major at William 
Smith. She is leaving for Bath, England, 

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Class Notes 

in the fall and is now drinking heavily in 
preparation for her 21 s1 birthday on 
February 12. Happy birthday Lisa! She 
said that Niki Whelan spent last fall in 
Bath and had a blast. T Kurt Danielson 
recently returned from his semester 
abroad in New Zealand. He and some 
friends bought a 1976 orange Chrysler 
Alpine and drove around the country 
When he wasn't sightseeing, he was 
taking geology classes and enjoying 
carious outdoor activities. He said that he 
had an amazing time and is now readjust- 
ing to Bates, preparing for his year-long 
thesis. T Rob Lewis apologizes for not 
keeping in touch with people and says 
that he is having a lot of fun at Ithaca. He 
spent last summer in Nantucket, MA, 
working as a busboy and he gave me his 
e-mail address, asking people to write 
( T Beth DeLisle 
is still at Middlebury, but she's heading to 
Australia to study marine ecology and 
rainforest ecology this semester. T 
Melissa King will also be in Australia 
(100 miles away), so hopefully they will 
see each other. T Valerie Soden is 
currently a physical therapy major at 
Northeastern. She took last year off to ski 
race in Vail, CO, and is now working part 
time as an aid at a physical therapy clinic 
in Boston. She sees Keri Mulloy '93 quite 
a bit and Elgin Stallard once in a while 
around campus. She hopes everyone is 
well. ▼ Well, thank you to everyone who 
contributed to this Archon. I was defi- 
nitely happy to hear from all of you. I 
hope everyone is doing well and will 
look forward to hearing from more of you 
next issue. 


Laura B. Barnes 


1201 South McClintock 

Drive, #221 

Tempe, AZ 85281 

(602) 804-1593 

Most of these should have appeared in 
the last Archon but, due to the fact my 
professors feel that it is necessary to 
assign papers and exams, I was unable to 
submit them in time. ▼ Molly Scharfe 
and Gretchen Scharfe had an eventful 
fall when the Bowdoin College field 
hockey team went to the E.C.A.C. finals 
where they played at Tufts University. 
The two came across Dawn Morill '93, 
who was awarded the MVP (Way to go, 
Dawn!!). Both Molly and Greichen had a 
;>od field hockey season, but Molly had 

to switch from forward to goalie in order 
to preserve her knees for lacrosse. They 
are both having fun and living in a coed 
fraternity house, where Shawn Markey 
'93 and Jim Cavanaugh '94 are also 
members. ▼ Ed Guzman was busy this 
past fall as the editor for the football 
game program that the Stanford Univer- 
sity newspaper puts out for home games. 
Ed was pleased to report on the Arizona 
State University 41-9 win over Stanford!! 
(Stanford never stood a chance against 
A.S.U.!) Ed is continuing his work for the 
newspaper during spring semester. He is 
covering the women's basketball team, 
and next fall he will be the sports editor. 
Although the newspaper is taking up a 
lot of his time, he is somehow passing his 
classes. ▼ Eric Whittier has also been 
with sports, but as the athletic trainer for 
the Vanderbilt University football and 
baseball teams. He travels with the teams 
and has seen many new places through 
out the South: Tuscaloosa, AL; Athens, 
GA; and Baton Rouge, LA; all of which 
make Nashville, TN, look like a metropo- 
lis. Although being an athletic trainer 
takes up about 25 to 30 hours a week, he 
is enjoying himself while gaining good 
practical experience for his future as an 
orthopedic surgeon. Somehow with such 
a busy work schedule he managed to 
pledge Sigma Chi fraternity, which was a 
long and stressful experience but well 
worthwhile. Eric also mentioned that he 
has gotten to a point where he can 
appreciate country music but, unlike 
Louis Olerio, has not purchased cowboy 
boots. T Tim Gould is enjoying 
Gettysburg College, where he's been 
hanging out and showing Kelly Porter 
'96 the ropes of being a freshman. T Deb 
Barry reports that she has a much larger 
work load this year at Randolph-Macon 
College but is still finding the time for 
some fun. She spoke with Brian 
Harriman in the fall, who is doing well. ▼ 
Damon Jesperson wrote in the fall that 
he was on the Harvard University honor 
roll (Keep up the good work!). ▼ Adam 
Tagliamonte wrote that he was planning 
on spending spring semester 1998 in 
Australia (One of my favorite places on 
the Earth. You must go to Adelaide or 
Brisbane!). T Anne-Marie Angelil 
accompanied her dad and stepmother to 
the Grammys at New York's Madison 
Square Garden. (I caught a quick glimpse 
of her on television.) T Amanda Berry is 
spending the second half of her sopho- 
more year at the University of New 
Hampshire on the Woods Hole Sea 

Semester. She will spend her summer as 
a camp counselor at Camp Kieve and 
Alford Lake. T Zeynep Guchan is 
staying in Washington, D.C. this summer 
to attend summer classes at George 
Washington University. She's also happy 
to have her own apartment and to no 
longer be living in the dorms ( I can 
strongly agree!). ▼ Over the Christmas 
holidays, I spent time with Kesenija 
Topic and Arnaud Lessard. The three of 
us went to the Agawam Diner for 
breakfast and were able to catch up on 
old memories and recent college experi- 
ences. Kesenija carried a heavy workload 
this past fall semester but is looking 
forward to a less challenging spring at 
Haverford College. Arnaud transferred 
to the University of New Hampshire and 
is excited about pursuing a career in the 
hospitality industry. Arnaud, my brother 
and I also had an adventurous New 
Year's eve in New York City and a ski trip 
to Jay's Peak, VT. Although his best trip 
will be this summer when he and my 
brother travel through Europe on Harley 
Davidson motorcycles. Chris Keybida 
has visited Arnaud twice this winter and 
is also doing well. Arnaud has also kept 
in touch with Dana Coholan, who is 
living and working in Florida. ▼ As for 
myself, I had the opportunity to visit 
campus while on holiday and was 
pleasantly surprised by all the changes 
that are occurring. Life in Arizona is 
always sunny and warm, but I have also 
managed to travel to Texas, New Mexico, 
California and Colorado. I wish everyone 
well and hope to hear from you soon! 


Jeffrey R. LaBelle 
Hamilton College 
198 College Hill Road 
Clinton, NY 13323 
(603) 668-5906 

Janna Panall 


Hobart and William Smith 

2510 Scandling Center 

Geneva, NY 14456 

(315) 781-4463 

Happy spring, everyone! I know that I 
am looking forward to sunny days and 
no more snow!! Those of you who are 
sharing in my arctic experience can relate! 
Well, our first year is officially over, guys, 
and I hope that all of you have had a 
great time adjusting to your new sur- 

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roundings. I have had an amazing 
second semester thus far. I have met 
many new people and am having a lot of 
fun. I am beginning to apply to schools 
closer to home for next year, and I am 
anxious to start planning for my transfer. 
It is quite a process. Just imagine going 
through what we did last year and 
adding in recommendations from 
teachers who hardly know you and 
hoping your credits will transfer! I am 
planning on getting an apartment in the 
city with a fellow Hobart and William 
Smith student who will be graduating 
this year. I send my best wishes to all of 
you and keep the news coming. Inquir- 
ing classmates want to know! My e-mail 
address is, if you would 
like to send your Class Notes over the 
Internet next time. ▼ Jason Greenberg 
sends a big hello from sunny Malibu, CA! 
His room overlooks the Pacific Ocean. 
He says he loves it and may just stay out 
there. Jason spent time with Mike 
Moonves and Betsy Winder at the Los 
Angeles reception. Still keeping up 
t.u ulty relations, hey Jason?! As I am sure 
we have all realized, e-mail is a great 
form of communication. Jason wants to 
make sure that we all keep in touch, so 
here is his e-mail address: ▼ Brian 
Rybicki and Chris Coleman are enjoying 
Holy Cross and even bump into Damu 
Courtney '94 every once in a while. Brian 
says that he is desperately trying to find a 
balance between his academics and his 
social life. Aren't we all?! ▼ Josh Novis 
is enjoying the time to himself out in 
Oregon. You always were a bit of a 
trailblazer, Josh. He is going to be 
working at the E/L Ranch in Greenough 
Mountain this summer, which means that 
Josh will not return to the East Coast until 
next Christmas! If anyone wants to make 
the trip out to visit, Josh sends a warm 
invitation and can be reached through his 
sister Emily. T Also out West, Kate 
Tierney is playing lacrosse for the 
University of Oregon. "It's amazing to be 
playing lax in February on a green field 
in shorts and a T-shirt." I bet, Kate. She 
also traveled to Santa Barbara with the 
team for a tournament. Besides keeping 
busy with lacrosse, Kate has been 
partying a bit and doing lots of skiing. 
She is also involved in an environmental 
group on campus called OS.RR.I.G. and 
teaches local school kids about the 
environment. "It's awesome!" she writes. 
She has met the guy of her dreams: he 
just doesn't know her yet. Good luck! T 
Todd Winters is just finishing up his 
hockey season at New England College 
and will be starting up lacrosse in a few 
weeks. He apologizes for not donating to 

the Annual Fund this time around, he just 
did not have the money. I think we can 
all relate to a suffering financial situation 
since we have been away from home! T 
School in Colorado is wonderful for Katie 
Lyons, where she has a view of the 
snowcapped mountains from her dorm 
room. She has done a lot of skiing and 
says that it already feels like spring! For 
all those Brookwood graduates, Katie has 
bumped into Hammer Shipman and Nick 
Killibrew at a couple of parties and even 
George Dyer when he was out visiting. 
She is about halfway done writing a book 
of short stories and poetry and is busy 
playing lacrosse. "See ya soon, Manzella. 
We're traveling to Duke to play in a 
tournament, and you're supposed to be 
there!" Katie writes. Katie also sees 
Megan DiTolla '95 at the recreation 
center and she is still training for mara- 
thons. Other than that, Katie is keeping 
busy in sorority life and would love to 
hear from everyone. Her e-mail is T Classes 
are much easier for Raymond Long up at 
Dartmouth, and track is going well. He 
has jumped 45'5" in the triple and 21T1" 
in the long jump. "I am having a lot of 
fun, and it's freezing here in Hanover, 
NH," Ray writes. Well, try to keep warm, 
Ray, and I wish you continued success. ▼ 
Kate Manzella started her lacrosse season 
and will be tearing up fields all over the 
nation this spring. Make us proud, 
Manzie! She recently moved in with one 
of her best friends and is having a great 
time. Kate also traveled to Hamilton 
College to root on another great athlete 
from the Class of 1996, hockey goalie 
Scott Grenier. T Surprise, surprise: Ariel 
Ebacher is already gracing the stage at 
the University of Massachusetts. She will 
be in a theatre department production of 
the Merchant of Venice. Ariel is also 
dancing three to four hours a day and 
really pushing to improve her style and 
technique. She had a wonderful vacation. 
We met for coffee, and she also saw a lot 
of Todd Horvath, Jason Gilbert, James 
Atkins, Kelley Porter and Cat Pear. Ariel 
also just received a surprise phone call 
from Maria Fallon, who has just trans- 
ferred to UMass. "Small world keeps 
getting smaller." I couldn't agree more, 
Ari! T "I tapped into Circle K Interna- 
tional and I've got more knicknacks in my 
room then ever before. I got caught 
squirting the fire extinguisher on 
someone's door. Yours truly, Savs." I just 
could not possibly summarize the words 
of your favorite classmate Michael 
Silverio. If any of you need a little dose 
of Savs, here is his e-mail: michael_ T Ehsan 
Ahmed Kandrikar is studying business 

in the lovely Swiss Alps. He is enjoying 
life in Europe but writes that the pleasant 
memories of GDA do not leave his mind. 
"I hope you are all doing well in your 
studies and enjoying your life, wherever 
you may be. Bon chance. Au revoir." 
Thanks, Ehsan, and I hope you are 
having a great time in the Alps! T Well, 
as always, Jason Rivera had to send his 
Class Notes to me in an envelope! I could 
write the whole column about your life, 
Jason! Jason and Roy Donahue are still 
getting along great as roommates. He 
plans on transferring by the spring of 
1998, hopefully to somewhere warm 
where he can surf. Jason has been 
training for the track program since 
September. He is the best discus thrower 
at Bentley and will probably win several 
meets this season. He will have the 
opportunity to travel to a lot of other 
states with his track schedule (North 
Carolina, New York, Illinois and Pennsyl- 
vania). Academically, Jason is also doing 
great. He received a 3.0 first semester. 
Over break he hung out with Scott 
Coulon, Mat Perry, Keith Blades, Mark 
Graves '95, Jason Richter, Dan DiPietro 
and G.M. Van Cott. He has kept in touch 
with Mat and exchanges e-mail with Scott 
Grenier and Ezra Willey quite often. If 
anyone else would like to contact Jason, 
his phone number is (617) 642-7207 and e- 
mail is Jason 
sends an "aloha" to the members of the 
Class of 1996. T Stanford is a lot of fun 
for Jorge Flores. Classes and work are 
keeping him busy. He is glad to be 
having 70-degree days in winter. Jorge 
sends hellos out to Raymond Long, Kavy 
Yesair, Brooks Bornhofft, Jeff Gilberg, 
Lamar Robinson and the rest of the Class 
of 1996. T Katie Renna enjoyed the sun 
down in the Bahamas with some friends 
from Boston College over spring break 
this year. Katie is keeping busy with 
school and volunteers at the inner city 
grammar school, working with kids. I 
recently saw Katie on a trip to Boston and 
had a great time with her in the city. She 
really seems to be doing well and is quite 
the social butterfly! T Every Monday 
morning at 6:00 a.m., think of Lauren 
Abernathy, who is up doing a radio show 
at Bowdoin College. She says that sleep 
eludes her due to both the show and 
pledging Kappa Sigma, a coed fraternity. 
▼ Jason Olbres had a great two first 
trimesters at Hobart, receiving high 
honor grades. He spent Christmas break 
with some college friends skiing the 
Rockies in Colorado and spring break 
skiing in Switzerland. He plans on going 
to southern France this summer with his 
next year's roommates. |ESI 

The Archon - Spring 1997 51 

felt very close to two institu- 
tions: Governor Dummer Academy and 
Dartmouth College. I've remained very 
active with both schools. So it was only 
natural that I provided for both of them in 
my will. By creating a charitable remainder 
trust, I was able to ensure my family's 
financial future, contribute to my alma 
maters' futures and realize a significant tax 
savings at the same time. It's a win-wb 

To learn more about planned giving 
programs that will benefit you, your 
family and Governor Dummer Academy, 
please contact the Development Office at 
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